Integrated platform for operating and interrogating organs-on-chips

Matthew Ishahak, Liev Birman, Daniel Carbonero, Jordan Hill, Adiel Hernandez, Siddarth Rawal, Ashutosh Agarwal

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The development of microphysiological systems, also known as organs-on-chips, has highlighted the need for improved in vitro models for drug discovery. However, the highly specialized skillset required to design, build, and operate these systems has hindered adoption. Here, we describe an integrated platform that enables both continuous perifusion culture and dynamic cell secretion assays. We also developed a graphical user interface that allows the user to not only control the hardware components, but also define automated programs. The system's functionality was validated by maintaining pancreatic islets in culture under continuous perifusion for 24 hours, then performing a functional glucose stimulated insulin secretion assay. We demonstrate that islets remained both viable and functional on the platform with minimal user involvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5645-5651
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytical Methods
Issue number43
StatePublished - Nov 21 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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