The website of Orchid has been inaugurated this month. We are glad to help in the communication of this project that plans to disseminate the Organ on Chip technology to scientists, industry and society in general. We would like to congratulate the University of Zaragoza for being part of this initiative that will show to the world the importance of OoC technologies to reduce animal experimentation and reproduce as best as possible the human body on the laboratory.
Apart from the dissemination, this group of experts has other important objectives:

  • Identify ethical and regulatory issues
  • Analyse the impact of this technology on economy, education, society…
  • Establish a road map for the Organ on Chip technology

This project shows us that the University of Zaragoza is one of the main European actors in this emerging and promising technology. For our advisory board, that works in the AMB group is a pleasure to share all their knowledge with great institutions from Belgium, France, Germany and Holland. The Dutch are leading this project and also the rising of this technology. Their government has planned to forbid animal experimentation in 2025 so they totally believe in the necessity of this transition to Organ on chip in the next years. For that reason they have created an organization with all the companies interested on OoC called hDMT (Human organ and disease model technologies), a reference in the sector.

Organoids on chip

What is an organoid and why use it in research? There has been an increasing shift towards the development of 3D cell culture models in attempts to create an increased complexity that can be compared with the in vivo better than 2D models. From the different 3D...

BE-Transflow device as an epithelium-on-a-chip model for permeability studies

Researchers from the University of Zaragoza have employed the Be-Transflow device to develop a stratified epithelia-on-a-chip model, highlighting this device as a useful platform for permeability studies.     Replicating the permeability of a tissue barrier is pivotal...

BE-Gradient Barrier-Free applications: Hydrogel confinement and diffusion profile

Introduction Our new design BE-Gradient Barrier-Free is a device designed for 3D culture where a central chamber is linked with two fluidic lateral channels (Figure 1). The innovation we present is the absence of any physical barrier between the central chamber and...

BE-Doubleflow App. notes: Gut-on-chip 2

Introduction In our previous technical note “BE-Doubleflow App. notes: Gut-on-chip 1” we explored our device BE-Doubleflow for gut-on-a-chip (GOC) models in collaboration with AINIA. In that note we compared our device with an insert platform with GOC outperforming...

Project: MITI2

MITI2: Gut Microbiota-Induced Tregs for Inflammatory-Bowel-Disease (IBD) Immunotherapy Last 5th of July, we took part in the kick-off meeting in Nantes of a R&D project lead by INSERM in which Beonchip will be participating in the next 4 years.MITI2 focuses on the...