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Virtual ILAR Roundtable Workshop: Microphysiological Systems: Bridging Human and Animal Research


Microphysiological systems (MPS) are in vitro platforms (such as tissues/organs on chips) that mimic the biochemical, electrical, and mechanical properties of organ or tissue function. They hold promise for advancing understanding of the mechanisms of disease and accelerating drug development. To date, MPS has been focused on human health but could have many applications for animal health and OneHealth. It also holds the potential to reduce the use of whole animal studies in research. This session will explore the use of MPS for a range of animal species/strains and for optimizing animal model selection where whole animal models are necessary. Learn more about the project here. 

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