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Wikswo is member of Vanderbilt’s Public Health Advisory Task Force

Apr. 7, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new Public Health Advisory Task Force to serve as a resource for the university during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the university continues to use the latest public health information from the CDC, state and local health departments and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, this new task force will provide new, further...

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Wikswo group tech licensed by UK company for organ-on-chip products

Oct. 18, 2017—A biotechnology company based in the United Kingdom has licensed three patents and applications from Vanderbilt University for its Organs-on-Chips products. CN Bio Innovations Ltd., a spinoff from Oxford University, secured a combination of exclusive and non-exclusive rights to microfluid technologies developed by Professor John Wikswo, Gordon A. Cain University and his group. Wikswo, a...

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New tissue-chip research to assess efficacy of novel epilepsy drugs

Sep. 22, 2017—An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers led by John Wikswo, A.B. Learned Professor of Living State Physics and Gordon A. Cain University Professor, has received a two-year, $2 million federal grant to develop an “organ-on-chip” model for two genetic forms of epilepsy. These disorders affect both brain and heart and improved modeling could lead to new...

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Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart’s biomechanical properties

Feb. 23, 2017—John Wikswo with image of the I-Wire heart-on-a-chip device projected behind him. (Joe Howell / Vanderbilt) The human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. Now scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties. “We created the I-Wire Heart-on-a-Chip so that we...

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Engineers lead 6 of 10 ‘cool inventions’ of 2014: CTTC

Jan. 16, 2015—A Vanderbilt engineering professor is a lead or co-inventor of six of the 10 “cool inventions” in 2014 highlighted by the university’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization in this video. The CTTC selected 10 from last year’s 200 inventions that have “the potential to profoundly impact lives around the globe.” The six inventions are:...

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Significant progress toward creating “benchtop human” reported

Apr. 3, 2014—  (Los Alamos National Laboratory) Significant progress toward creating “homo minutus”–a benchtop human–was reported at the Society of Toxicology meeting on Mar. 26 in Phoenix. The advance–successful development and analysis of a liver human organ construct that responds to exposure to a toxic chemical much like a real liver- was described in a presentation by...

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Two engineering professors honored by AAAS scientific society

Jan. 13, 2011—John Gore and John Wikswo are among seven Vanderbilt University faculty members elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed upon them by their AAAS peers. They are among 503 AAAS members from around the country who achieved this honor because of their distinguished efforts to advance science...

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