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The concept of organs on a chip opens the possibility of realistically studying human organs without the use of patients or animal testing

Systems of this kind can help to achieve a big reduction in the cost of developing medical drugs
The recent development of the concept of organs on a chip opens the possibility of realistically studying human organs without the use of patients or animal testing. Professor Jaap den Toonder, who gave his inaugural lecture at TU/e on 20 June, even goes one step further: he intends to make microsystems in which multiple ‘organs’ are connected through ‘blood vessels’. That will for

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