A new era in drug screening
Despite being at its infancy, microfluidics has the potential to become a widespread technology with numerous biomedical applications. The EU-funded COMMiT project proposes to exploit microfluidics for the high-throughput screening of large panels of drugs. Using the proprietary "free-flow textile chips" (FFTC) technology, scientists have the potential to produce 3D cell spheroids encapsulated within nanolitre droplets from a single tumour biopsy. The microfluidics platform can be employed to produce cell-based personalised models, replacing animal testing. The FFTC technology is expected to aid drug development in the pharmaceutical industry and support precision medicine.
Field of science
- /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
- /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
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