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Heart-on-a-Chip promises cardiovascular benefits

February 14, 2024

The HoC promises to replace animal testing, shorten drug development timelines and reduce costs. It mimics the interactions of cells within the heart on a small chip and is part of the larger organ-on-a-chip (OoC) suite.

The actual design of the HoC varies, but it is typically a small, transparent or semi-transparent chip consisting of a network of microchannels printed on a layer of polymer.

These microchannels are designed to imitate the blood vessels found in the human heart.

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