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  • USA: Memo for the reduction of animal experiments
    According to the press office of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agency has issued a memo under which the reduction of animal testing in toxicology should have priority.
    Written on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 09:52 Read more...
  • "Brain wave measurements" in brain organoids
    American researchers have measured electrical activity in miniature brains, which, according to the researchers, are supposed to be similar to brain waves in premature infants.
    Written on Wednesday, 04 September 2019 15:41 Read more...
  • Retina-on-a-Chip: Significant Model for the Investigation of Eye Diseases and Drug Side Effects
    Using the novel organ-on-a-chip technology, scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB as well as from the University of Tübingen have succeeded in simulating the complexity of the human retina in a microphysiological system. The retina-on-a-chip model can help to investigate eye diseases and test the harmful side effects of drugs on the eyes.
    Written on Thursday, 29 August 2019 12:04 Read more...
  • Ocular DynaMiTES and NasaMuc: Braunschweig Technical University develops new in-vitro models
    In two new projects, researchers from the Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology at Braunschweig University of Technology will develop human nasal mucosa and cornea models in order to achieve more reliable results and avoid animal experiments. In oneof the projects, a corneal model will be further developed to fulfil the high requirements of drug testing for eye diseases. The second project deals with the simulation of a human nasal mucous membrane on a chip system.
    Written on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 12:18 Read more...
  • In vitro: Effects of Nanoparticles investigated
    Using cell cultures a researcher team from the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf has investigated, what effects carbon nanoparticles have on cells. The results were published in the journal Scientific Reports.
    Written on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 13:59 Read more...
  • Frankfurt: 7th Galenus Workshop
    Under the title "Human in vitro models - biology meets technology", the Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology in cooperation with the Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences of the Goethe-University Frankfurt will hold a two-day conference with a subsequent lab course.
    Written on Thursday, 22 August 2019 11:19 Read more...