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Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Receives $24 Million to Develop a “Body on a Chip”

Tiny human organs developed by a Wake Forest Innovation Quarter tenant using a modified 3D printer are now being used to test new vaccines. Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, located in the Richard H. Dean Biomedical Building on Technology Way, is leading the way in new research innovations with the “body on a chip” project through a $24 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. In this new technology, structures are printed to mimic the functions of key organs and then placed on microchips to test the effects of chemical and biologic agents and to test the effectiveness of potential treatments.

Read a feature about the “body on a chip” project at BBC.com.