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Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

The Wyss Institute's Lung-on-a-Chip

Caption: The Wyss Institute's 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. A vacuum re-creates the way the lungs physically expand and contract during breathing.

Credit: Wyss Institute, Harvard University

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