Drug Testing With Microchip Organs: No Living Things Needed
Researchers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute have essentially put organs in microchips, which could be used for drug testing and more.By Jamal Andress | June 24, 2015
As the worlds of medicine and tech continue to merge, the Wyss Institute at Harvard University has created a device that could change — and maybe completely do away with — animal testing in modern medicine.
"We introduced bacteria in the air channel ... and we introduced white blood cells in the blood channel. We then saw white blood cells migrate across the capillary cell layer through the central membrane and into the airspace where they engulfed the bacteria."