What is “organ-on-a-chip”?



Biomedical engineering research is already difficult as it is. The human body is a very complex system and that is why it is very hard for researchers and laboratories to find out how, for example, organs work. Without proper research, doctors, hospitals and other facilities cannot work properly. It is very important that research about the human body is of good quality to enhance surgeries and treatments. Organ-on-a-chip is one of the things that research made possible. Generally, it is an object that can show how for example an organ exactly works. This means that researchers can look closer at organs to find out more about them and what their function in the body exactly is. It is of great importance that people keep stimulating research by supporting the organ-on-a-chip technology. 

Varieties of organ-on-a-chip

There are different varieties of organ-on-a-chip. If we can show how organs work with this technology, we can also show how other parts of a body work. Other technologies that are being used are the following:

  • Lung-on-a-chip
  • Skin-on-a-chip
  • Liver-on-a-chip
  • Gut-on-a-chip

There are much more possibilities with this technology. Not only can we see how for example the lungs of a human work, but we can also see how we can improve the lungs to enhance the health of a person.

Medical research facilities

Of course there are different research facilities that perform research about different subjects within the medical world. Because we can use this organ-on-a-chip technology, we can make research faster and better. It is important that these kinds of technology are stimulated by for example the government. If you look this up on the Internet, there are different research facilities that perform research within this area and use this technology. If you want to find out more, go to their website.