3D-printed heart-on-a-chip with integrated sensors | Leah Burrows – Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Harvard University researchers have made the first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing.  Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, the 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated and customized, allowing researchers to easily collect reliable data for short-term and long-term studies.

This new approach to manufacturing may one day allow researchers to rapidly design organs-on-chips, also known as microphysiological systems, that match the properties of a specific disease or even an individual patient’s cells.

Source: 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip with integrated sensors | Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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