A collaborative team of researchers based at the Wyss Institute (Harvard University, MA, USA) has developed linked organ-on-a-chip systems that could be used to quantitatively predict drug pharmacokinetics, addressing some of the limitations of preclinical studies.
Find out more about the latest news and developments in labs-on-chips in the investigation of gut inflammation and cellular responses in drug discovery in this round-up.
In this editorial Yu Shrike Zhang (Harvard Medical School; MA, USA), a previous finalist of the Bioanalysis Rising Star Award, discusses his research and hopes for the future. He details the emergence of organ-on-a-chip systems and how these platforms reproduce tissue functions outside the human body.
Find out more about a novel biosensor for the real time oxygen monitoring for organ-on-a-chip systems, and a liquid biopsy for predicting lymphoma therapy success.
Researchers have developed an organ-on-a-chip that could aid the understanding of premature births as it replicates the functions of the placenta membrane.