23 Jun '15, 5pm

Microchips lined with human cells could make animal testing obsolete

The Organs-on-Chips project truly swept the contest, impressing all evaluators. Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic said, “They identified a serious problem; how do we predict how human cells will behave, and they solved it with elegance and economy of means, putting technology from apparently unrelated fields to work in new ways. They have perhaps unintentionally created something that for a lay man seems to symbolise the essence of life and also happens to be beautiful to look at.”

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