Barrier models

Barrier models

Cell barriers

Three multi-layered membrane-based and sensor integrated microfluidic biochips are currently developed to study uptake transport properties of three biological barriers including the placenta, stomach, kidney and lung. 

Partners:

logo BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna logo Medical University of Graz 

Funding:

logo European Commission H2020

 logo HISENTS

Lung-on-a-chip

The aim of this project is to develop biomimetic lung-model on chip to evaluate the toxicity of nanoparticles on healthy and compromised lungs.

Placenta-on-a-chip

The aim of the project is to recapitulate the physiological functions of the human placental barrier to study the adverse effects of high blood pressure on barrier function during pregnancies.

Partner:

logo Medical University of Graz

Stomach-on-a-chip

In a collaborative project, we are supporting Dr. Carla Olivera’s Expression Regulation in Cancer Group at i3s Portugal (www.i3s.up.pt) in the development of a biomimetic stomach model.

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