Harvard University's Wyss Institute and Sony DADC Announce Collaboration on Organs-on-Chips
3/18/2013 10:33:54 AM
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Sony DADC announced a collaboration that will harness Sony DADC’s global manufacturing expertise to further advance the Institute’s Organs-on-Chips technologies. Human Organs-on-Chips are composed of a clear, flexible polymer about the size of a computer memory stick, and contain hollow microfluidic channels lined by living human cells – allowing researchers to recapitulate the physiological and mechanical functions of the organs, and to observe what happens in real time. The goal is to provide more predictive and useful measures of the efficacy and safety of new drugs in humans – and at a fraction of the time and costs associated with traditional animal testing.