A*STAR Release: IBN's "Fish and Chips" May Help Accelerate Drug Discovery
Published: Apr 04, 2012
Singapore, Apr 4, 2012 (JCN Newswire) - A cheaper, faster and more efficient platform for preclinical drug discovery applications has been invented by scientists at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world's first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute. Called 'Fish and Chips', the novel multi-channel microfluidic perfusion platform can grow and monitor the development of various tissues and organs inside zebrafish embryos for drug toxicity testing. This research, published recently in Lab on a Chip, has been selected for feature on the journal's back cover (see Image 1 at http://goo.gl/cfqXh).