Silicone rubber spells end of drug testing on animals

ERJ staff report (TP)

Harvard, Massachusetts – A piece of flexible silicone rubber the size of a USB stick could herald the end of drug testing on animals.

Professor Donald Ingber, founding director of the Wyss Institute at Harvard, US, is a pioneer of the concept of an “organ on a chip”.

This involves placing the human cells and fluids necessary to mimic the complexity of human physiology on a single, tiny piece of see-through, flexible…

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