A Better Way to Go: In Gallery Experience

February 20, 2024
Fingers holding a organ -on-chip sample.


Colon chips are especially important for the development of new oral drugs because we digest pills before they make their way to a targeted system. 

For example, a new Parkinson’s drug taken orally would first be studied with the colon chip to see how it passes through the digestive system before uptake by the body to the vascular and neurological systems.

This reduces the need for animal testing and enables faster, better, and cheaper drug development. 

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We took a game-changing advance in microengineering made in our academic lab, and in just a handful of years, turned it into a technology that is now poised to have a major impact on society.

Donald Ingber, Wyss Institute’s Founding Director


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