July 27, 2012

Studying Microchips that Imitate Human Organs

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Faculty contribute to federal initiative researching how computer chips could test for drug safety UW researchers are part of an initiative to engineer three-dimensional chips containing living cells and tissues that imitate the structure and function of human organs. These tissue chips will be used for drug safety testing. Pharmaceutics professors Danny Shen, Ken Thummel and Joanne Wang are part of this project.  Read more.