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'Body-on-a-Chip' Could Advance Drug Evaluation

News   Mar 15, 2018 | Original story from MIT

 
'Body-on-a-Chip' Could Advance Drug Evaluation

MIT engineers have designed a microfluidic platform that connects engineered tissue from up to 10 organs, allowing them to replicate human-organ interactions. Credit: Felice Frankel

 
 
 

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