Boosting the Clinical Translation of Organ-On-A-Chip Technology

last updated: 2022-10-17
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TitleBoosting the Clinical Translation of Organ-On-A-Chip Technology
Publication TypePapers in Scientific Journals
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsCaballero D., Reis R. L., and Kundu S. C.
EditorsBahnemann J., Arshavsky-Graham S., and Gong M. M.

Organ-on-a-chip devices have become a viable option for investigating critical physiological events and responses; this technology has matured substantially, and many systems have been reported for disease modeling or drug screening over the last decade. Despite the wide acceptance in the academic community, their adoption by clinical end-users is still a non-accomplished promise. The reasons behind this difficulty can be very diverse but most likely are related to the lack of predictive power, physiological relevance, and reliability necessary for being utilized in the clinical area. In this Perspective, we briefly discuss the main attributes of organ-on-a-chip platforms in academia and how these characteristics impede their easy translation to the clinic. We also discuss how academia, in conjunction with the industry, can contribute to boosting their adoption by proposing novel design concepts, fabrication methods, processes, and manufacturing materials, improving their standardization and versatility, and simplifying their manipulation and reusability.

Date Published2022-10-14
KeywordsClinical Translation, disease modelling, drug discovery, drug screening, Microfluidics, Organ-on-a-chip, personalized medicine
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