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Human organ-mimicking microchip wins Designs of the Year Award 2015

June 24, 2015

A microdevice called Human Organs-on-Chips is engineered with the astounding ability to mimic the complex structures, functions, and mechanical motions of whole human organs. Fabricated by scientists Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, Human Organs-on-Chips was announced today as the 2015 Designs of the Year Award winner in the Design Museum’s popular international competition.

Read more at http://archinect.com/news/article/130270609/human-organ-mimicking-microchip-wins-designs-of-the-year-award-2015

Below was Dan Dongeun Huh talked about the Human Organs-on-Chips in TEDx Talkes

YouTube video TEDx Talks

High costs, animal testing controversies, and long delays of drug development are becoming some of the greatest economical and ethnical challenges we are facing in the 21st century. Dan Huh talks about how bioengineers might be able to circumvent this long-standing problem by using microengineering technologies to build more realistic models of human organs using organ-on-a-chip technology.

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