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Latest News from the InVitro-World

  • Artificial tissue model developed in which blood vessels grow
    A researcher team led by biomedical engineer Dr. Britta Trappmann from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster, Germany, has developed for the first time a cell culture system in which a functional blood vessel system forms in a scaffold made of artificial materials.
    Written on Tuesday, 03 August 2021 09:24 Read more...
  • ALURES: First EU-wide database of Non-Technical Project Summaries
    The EU's new ALURES database, containing the non-technical project summaries (NTS) of all member states, is online. Together with the EU' s animal experiment statistics, which are to be published annually, the European Commission wants to realise its transparency offensive.
    Written on Friday, 30 July 2021 10:28 Read more...
  • UK: Home secretary to look into replacing animal testing with new methods
    After seeing a disturbing video of beagle puppies being used for animal experimentation, Home Secretary Priti Patel has launched an investigation in which officials are expected to find methods that could replace animal testing in the development of medicines.
    Written on Wednesday, 28 July 2021 10:07 Read more...
  • In vitro: metastasis prediction model
    Researchers from the University Hospital of Lausanne have succeeded in identifying and characterizing the most dangerous cells of Ewing's sarcoma. Their research results enable a more targeted approach against metastases.
    Written on Tuesday, 27 July 2021 15:18 Read more...
  • Pancreas on the chip
    An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technical University of Munich (TUM) and University Hospital Ulm has reproduced the development of a functioning pancreas on a specially developed microfluidic chip platform.
    Written on Monday, 26 July 2021 10:15 Read more...
  • Zurich: Embryotoxicity tests on the chip
    Researchers at ETH Zurich have established the link between the placenta and an embryoid corpuscle on a microfluidic chip, which can be used to detect indications of possible developmental toxicity of substances.
    Written on Thursday, 22 July 2021 12:42 Read more...