Building Organs, On One Microchip At A Time

Jul 27, 2012
Originally published on July 27, 2012 12:46 pm

Bioengineers are developing microchips, about the size of a thumb, that can behave like human organs. Donald Ingber, director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, discusses how the "organ-on-a-chip" works and why the technology could replace the animal model for drug testing.