Biomemetic devices represent a promising technological advance in the way we research and test complex biological systems. Engineered technologies that imitate cells, organs and processes can provide a controlled, scientific platform as an alternative to living tissue. Mimicry by lab-developed models can give us key insights into how natural systems will respond to stimuli while offering economic and ethical surrogates for live models.Such a device made headlines last month as CEMB Fellow Dan Huh and his lab presented their “eye-on-a-chip” during a February 16 press conference at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. This organ-on-a-chip incorporates living cells and a blinking, hydrogel eyelid. According to Huh, researchers might use this model to study conditions such as dry eye disease and eye injuries, or to test new treatments.
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