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Researchers set up new organ-on-a-chip technology to study blood vessel formation.

M2 EQUITYBITES-February 2, 2018-Researchers set up new organ-on-a-chip technology to study blood vessel formation

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A team of researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo, CNRS and INSERM have established a new organ-on-a-chip technology to study blood vessel formation and the drugs targeting this mechanism, it was reported yesterday.

The technology is intended to help in repairing a human blood vessel and in the development of new capillaries from a single vessel in response to proper biochemical indicating cues. New organ-on-a-chip technology will also be utilised to develop drugs targeting this growth to treat cancer and blood-vessel-related diseases.

The IIS lecturer, Yukiko Matsunaga, has been working in the SMMIL-E project, which is a joint French-Japanese project against cancer. The project is supported by the CNRS, COL, Universite de Lille and the University of Tokyo. They are utilising tissue engineering and organ-on-a-chip technology to study different biological phenomena, including angiogenesis.

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