25 Oct '16, 2pm

World's first 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip could help end animal testing

World's first 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip could help end animal testing

When it comes to medical breakthroughs, the most exciting advances tend to involve technology that can lead to better and earlier diagnoses of various health problems , but breakthroughs that save animals are pretty good too. A team of Harvard University researchers has done just that by developing an entirely 3D-printed “heart-on-a-chip” that may some day eliminate animal testing in medical research. The innovation, which makes it possible to monitor heart performance, is the latest in a medical technology trend of building functional, synthetic replicas of living human organs in an effort to better understand how they work, or—more to the point—how they fail.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/worlds-first-3d-printed-heart-on-a-c...

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