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Emulate: Organs on chips

Wyss spinout Emulate building a collection of organs-on-chips

September 22, 2014 7:00 AM UTC

Using microfluidics manufacturing methods, Emulate Inc. has created miniature cell culture devices, the size of a flash drive, that contain channels and structures mimicking live organs. Its growing collection of organs-on-chips are designed to recapitulate human organ function, and could have applications in personalized medicine as well as to reduce, supplement, or replace animal testing in drug development, according to the company.

Emulate spun out of Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, where the organs-on-chips technology was developed over the past five years with over $40 million in grants, including $37 million from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)...