Application Area: Intestinal Disease
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Putting Biofilms to Work
A team at the Wyss Institute sees biofilms as a robust new platform for designer nanomaterials that could treat inflammatory bowel diseases, clean up polluted rivers, manufacture pharmaceutical products, fabricate new textiles, and more. A novel protein engineering system called BIND, which stands for Biofilm-Integrated Nanofiber Display, could be the essential ingredient in tomorrow’s probiotic...
Clinical studies take years to complete and testing a single compound can cost more than $2 billion. Meanwhile, innumerable animal lives are lost, and the process often fails to predict human responses because traditional animal models often do not accurately mimic human pathophysiology. For these reasons, there is a broad need for alternative ways to...
Video/AnimationGastrointestional Re-ProgrammingIn this animation, see an example of how genetically engineered microbes being developed by researchers at the Wyss Institute could detect and treat a wide range of gastrointestinal illnesses and conditions. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationHuman Organs-On-ChipsThis short video explains how the design of the chips allows them to emulate organ-level functions. For more information, please visit our technology page: Human Organs-on-Chips Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationIntroduction to Organs-on-a-ChipWhat if we could test drugs without animal models? For more information, please visit our technology page: Human Organs-on-Chips Credit: Wind Powered Productions