‘Heart-on-a-chip’ to improve drug development

http://ift.tt/2rcdJpk Researchers have successfully modeled a human heart on an engineered chip and measured the effects of chemical exposure on functions of heart tissue using microelectrodes, a development scientists hope will decrease the time needed for new prescription drug trials and ensure potentially lifesaving drugs are safe and effective, while at the same time reducing the need for human and animal testing.

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