I-Wire Heart-on-a-Chip

  • Vanderbilt University

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

    NeuroVascular Unit and its perfusion controller, left, and the cardiac I-Wire system, right. (VIIBRE / Vanderbilt) 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”… Read More

    Sep. 22, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

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

    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. Read More

    Feb. 23, 2017