156 Results for 'Organs on Chips'
Sugar-to-Fiber Enzyme for Healthier Food
In collaboration with Kraft Heinz, our sugar-to-fiber product can convert sugar in food products into prebiotic fiber in the human gut, reducing the amount of sugar absorbed into the bloodstream without altering the amount of sugar in existing food product recipes.
Microfluidic Hemostasis Monitor
The body’s ability to stop bleeding, also known as hemostasis, is critical for survival. For patients with blood clotting disorders, medical conditions requiring the use of anticoagulation or antiplatelet drugs, or who require treatment with extracorporeal devices that circulate their blood outside of the body, it is essential that care providers can rapidly monitor their...
3D Bioprinting of Living Tissues
Progress in drug testing and regenerative medicine could greatly benefit from laboratory-engineered human tissues built of a variety of cell types with precise 3D architecture. But production of greater than millimeter sized human tissues has been limited by a lack of methods for building tissues with embedded life-sustaining vascular networks. In this video, the Wyss...
Organ Chips are microfluidic devices lined with living human cells for drug development, disease modeling, and personalized medicine. Launched in 2014, Wyss startup Emulate, Inc., is leveraging the Wyss Institute’s Organ Chip technology to mimic human organs in vitro, enabling faster, better, and cheaper drug development and insights into human health.
Video/AnimationThe Vagina Chip: A New Preclinical Model for Research on Vaginal Epithelium Microbiome InteractionsThe Vagina Chip allows researchers to study a human model of the vaginal microbiome and develop new treatments for bacterial vaginosis and other conditions that threaten women’s health. Credit: Research Square
Audio/PodcastAnimal Free Labcast #4 – The PioneerWorld-class pioneer of biomedical research and innovation, Dr. Don Ingber, is the founding director of Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. In 2010, Dr. Ingber developed a lung-on-a-chip – the first of its kind – and has continued to lead the field by developing numerous other organ chip models, demonstrating their ability to...
Audio/PodcastPreventing the Next Pandemic with Organ ChipsIn search for strategies to curb pandemics, scientists strive to understand how pathogens slip past the immune system and wreak havoc on the body. To achieve this goal, researchers study viral infection in models that mimic how different cell types interact with each other, the immune system, or the environment. Organ-on-a-chip models combine tissue engineering...
Audio/PodcastBIOS Podcast – Biologically Inspired Engineering w/ Don Ingber – Founding Director at the Wyss InstituteDon Ingber is the Founding Director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at Harvard Medical School and the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Bioengineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He received...
Video/AnimationMucus Layer In Vitro on Human Colon ChipUsing Human Organ Chips, researchers at the Wyss Institute were able to generate the mucus layer of the colon in vitro, which has never been done before. In the colon, the mucus layer protects intestinal epithelial cells against inflammatory stimuli such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants. The ability to support mucus-producing cells is one...
Video/AnimationAdvancing Science and Technology Innovation By Crossing the Art-Science-Design InterfaceWyss Founding Director Donald E. Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., presented on Advancing Science and Technology Innovation by Crossing the Art-Science-Design Interface at the KAUST Circular Carbon Initiative’s 2021 virtual Winter Enrichment Program. Ingber discussed his path from a serendipitous experience in an undergraduate art class that led to his discovery of how living cells are constructed...