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Artificial Human Liver Developed for Drug Testing
Featured on Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times 05 Feb 2016
By Lin Yangchen
The liver is an important organ in drug testing because all drugs pass through it to be detoxified, a process that reduces or removes harmful substances from the body.
By constructing a microscopic 3D scaffold to cultivate liver cells in a favourable environment, the team managed to make the cells behave very similarly to those in a real liver.
The project was spun off to a start-up, InvitroCue, which debuted on the Australian Securities Exchange last week, and is expanding into China with a laboratory under construction in Suzhou Industrial Park.