An organ-on-chip is a fit for purpose microfluidic device in which the functional unit of an organ is cultured under physiological conditions.
Organ-on-Chip – Microphysiological Systems recapitulating complex human biology in vitro
”If we want to study human (patho)physiology, we need physiological models based on human tissue
Prof. Dr. Peter Loskill
W3-Professor for Organ-on-Chip Systems
Who we are
The µOrganoLab led by Peter Loskill was founded in 2016 through the excellence program ‚Fraunhofer Attract‘ of the Fraunhofer Society and is now affiliated with the Medical Faculty of the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen and the NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute in Reutlingen. The µOrganoLab brings together basic and translational research and its members come from different nations and disciplines and are working closely together to develop Organ-on-Chip systems as well as enabling technologies and to utilize those to better understand human biology. The lab is characterized by its diversity, interdisciplinary nature and collaborative spirit.
In close collaboration with the 3R-Center Tübingen for In vitro Models and Alternatives to Animal Testing, we are continuously developing and implementing new ideas with ambition and creativity and offer the possibility through our research to reduce the use and necessity of animal testing according to the 3R principle (Replace, Reduce, Refine), to increase the transferability of preclinical results to the clinical phases and thus to make the entire development more cost-effective, safer and faster.
Development of human-relevant tissue models
Elevating collaboration and build an infrastructure for the successfull implementation of Organ-on-Chip technology and other alternative methods.
Contribute to an efficient and therefore sustainabled development in basic, pharmaceutical, and chemical research.
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