Pitt Researchers Developing Liver and Joint “Tissue Chips” to Better Predict Drug Safety

PITTSBURGH, Date – Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have been awarded federal grants to create micro- models of the liver and the arthritic joint as part of a national effort to build 3-D chips of cells and tissues that could provide a more rapid and accurate method of predicting toxicity of experimental therapies, as well as foster greater understanding of myriad diseases.


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