In 2012, DARPA began funding a program at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering to develop Organs-on-Chips technology. The agency believed that this innovation held the potential to play a role in national security readiness by facilitating the rapid development of treatments for biological, chemical, and nuclear threats, either natural or man made.
Along with a number of our collaborators, we will be presenting new research conducted with our Organs-on-Chips technology at the 54th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EuroTox) this week in Brussels. The theme of this year’s conference is “toxicology out of the box,” and will focus on innovative and forward-looking research that is being done in the field.
DARPA, a research arm of the United States Department of Defense, has supported the development of some extremely influential technologies since it was founded in 1958. The Internet is perhaps the most famous, but there are many more — like GPS, computer speech recognition, and dog-like robots.
Along with one of our collaborators, our scientists are presenting research produced with our Intestine-Chip.
AstraZeneca is the first pharmaceutical company to embed the Human Emulation System in its laboratories.
Future applications of this collaborative research between Cedars-Sinai and Emulate include studying neuronal development and neurodegenerative diseases.
We and several members of our community will be presenting at the Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology.
Maintenance of the fluidity of blood within the circulatory system is an important physiological process that is tightly regulated by the endothelial cells that line the blood vessels of the human body.
Our session will feature a number of researchers who are using Organs-on-Chips technology in their labs.
I am honored to be giving a talk with some of our collaborators at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Austin, Texas, on February 17. The meeting is one of the world’s largest gatherings of scientists.