Wednesday, 27 March 2024 19:28

3D intestinal chip model for research into intestinal fungal infections Featured

Together with researchers from the Hans Knöll Institute and Jena University Hospital, the Jena-based biotech company Dynamic42 has developed a gut-on-chip candidiasis model that can be used to quantify the course of infection.

The yeast Candida albicans colonizes the skin and mucous membranes, including the human intestine, without causing symptoms. However, under certain circumstances it can lead to dangerous infections that can be life-threatening. For this reason, a precise understanding of the interactions between fungus and host is essential.