hDMTs collaborative environment promotes new innovations

Thursday, 27 September 2018

The recent publication about Organ-on-Chip in the Journal Scientific Reports from hDMT partners TU Delft, TU Eindhoven and UTwente is another example of how the collaborative environment in hDMT is promoting innovation in the Organ-on-Chip field.

Last month, William F. Quiros-Solano (TU Delft) and his co-authors published the article entitled "Microfabricated tunable and transferable porous PDMS membranes for Organs-on-Chips" in the Journal Scientific Reports, a multidisciplinary journal from Nature Research.

The publication presents a novel and highly reproducible process to fabricate transferable porous PDMS membranes for PDMS-based Organs-on-Chips and its viability assessment for cell culturing of two different cell types: Human umbilical endothelial cells (HUVEC) and MDA-MB-231 (MDA) cells.

The publication, a collaborative effort among TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, University of Twente and BI/OND (a spinoff company from TU Delft), is the result of two projects carried out under the framework of hDMT/NanoInside: Organ-on-Chip Technology Platforms.

This work highlights the importance of the interdisciplinary efforts towards scalable and more specialized Organs-on-Chips for disease modelling and in vitro screening.
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