Contact: Kristen Kusek
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
Caption: The Wyss Institute's lung-on-a-chip was just awarded the NC3Rs award from a prestigious Centre dedicated to replacing animals used in research -- validating the "on chip" approach to revolutionizing drug development. The lung-on-a-chip, made using human lung and blood vessel cells, is a device about the size of a memory stick that acts much like a lung in a human body.
Credit: Wyss Institute, Harvard University
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