Replicating the human organism in a mini format – researchers at the Fraunhofer IWS braved this challenge. They developed a compact system where different physical processes can be imitated on a chip. It is also possible to copy cardiac and pulmonary functions.
At MEDICA.de, Florian Schmieder and Udo Klotzbach explain how this mini synthetic organism can be applied and what potential it still offers.
What is the mini synthetic organism your team developed made of?
Florian Schmieder: Our artificial mini-organism is a cell cultivation system that consists of several components. They are composed of polymers and silicone. Active elements can be integrated into a lab-on-a-chip system such as a micropump...
Read the interview at MEDICA-Tradefair.com