We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

Researchers Test Drug Transfer Using Placenta-On-A-Chip

News   Feb 19, 2018 | Original story from University of Pennsylvania

 
Researchers Test Drug Transfer Using Placenta-On-A-Chip

The Huh lab's placenta-on-a-chip features two microfluidic channels that represent the maternal and fetal circulatory systems, and a membrane with living cells from the placental barrier that separates the two. There are few good options for testing how pharmaceuticals and other supplements might cross the placental barrier during pregnancy. Simulating that barrier on a chip, using human cells, is an alternative to inconclusive animal models, or using placental tissue donated after birth, which have a limited lifespan and require complicated experimental set-ups. Credit: University of Pennsylvania

 
 
 

RELATED ARTICLES

Concern Over Fake ISO 9001 Accreditation of Chinese Companies

News

A study concludes that fake ISO 9001 quality certificates are very widespread across Chinese companies and that the certification processes of the auditing companies lack credibility.

READ MORE

$11M Study to Jumpstart Radiation Exposure Drug Development

News

The U.S. Department of Defense has turned to the University of Nebraska to jumpstart the development of drug therapies to protect military service members from the effects of radiation exposure.

READ MORE

Hindering Melanoma Metastasis with FDA-approved Drug

News

An FDA-approved drug has been identified that, when used with surgery, hampers metastasis in an animal model. Originally developed and approved ~65 years ago to control blood pressure, the medication resperine also prevents what are known as tumor-derived extracellular vesicles from fusing to healthy cells and sharing their cargo of disease-promoting molecules.

READ MORE

 

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE