A Microchip that prevents kidney damage from medication
|A microchip that prevents kidney damage from medication./ source via - google search, health news.|
This "kidney on a chip" device developed by a team of University of Michigan researchers could make the process easier. It replicates the environment inside our kidneys and shows how each medicine affects the organ.
The microchip was made by sandwiching a permeable polyester membrane and a layer of cultured kidney cells between the top and bottom parts of a microfluidic device.
By this device, every doctor can now monitor what is the effect of the prescribe drug on the kidney levels.
This technology can also be helpful for studying the effects of medication on other organs too.
This technology used properly can also stop animal testing as, this can give more accurate results.