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Quicker, safer research into macular degeneration therapies.

Thursday 13 December 2018

Scientists say eye-on-a-chip technology may provide a new, quicker research opportunity for the study of macular degeneration, if proposals made recently at the University of Twente (UT) in Holland are adopted.

The new technology involves replicating human organs by using just a tiny part of the organ on a microchip. Organ-on-a-chip systems are being developed at a rate of knots, and it is hoped that soon they will be capable of replicating the functionality of entire organs.

By using the new technology, UT researcher Andries van der Meer hopes that it will be possible to find less invasive treatments for macular degeneration.

Sources:

1.Medical Life Sciences News:
'Eye-on-a-chip' technology may pave way for new eye disease treatments.

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Macular degeneration, Stem Cells & Sight

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