Combining microfabrication techniques with modern tissue engineering, lung-on-a-chip offers a new in vitro approach to drug screening by mimicking the complicated mechanical and biochemical behaviors of a human lung. This version of the video (updated January 29, 2013) includes our findings when we mimicked pulmonary edema on the chip. Watch this video to see how it works.
Related video: Organs-on-a-Chip
Extended interview: The Discovery Channel's Curiosity Project discusses organs-on-a-chip with Wyss Institute founding director Don Ingber. Watch interview...