More realistic and accurate organs-on-chips

Source: sciencedaily.com
Gastroenterology

In a step toward better diagnosis and treatment of digestive conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, scientists report that they have developed a first-of-its-kind collagen-based membrane for use in microchips. The membrane is more natural than others that are available, and it could allow organs-on-chips to more accurately replicate how healthy intestinal cells become diseased and how they react to drug treatments.