Body-on-chip system. (Credit: Tel Aviv University)

A team of scientists has devised a functioning comprehensive multiorgan-on-a-chip platform that enables effective in-vitro-to-in-vivo translation (IVIVT) of human drug pharmacology.

In the first of two studies, the scientists developed the “Interrogator,” a robotic liquid transfer device to link individual “Organ Chips” in a way that mimics the flow of blood between organs in the human body. The team applied their Interrogator automated linking platform and a new computational model they developed to three linked organs to test two drugs: nicotine and cisplatin.

The researchers accurately modeled the oral uptake of nicotine and intravenous uptake of cisplatin, a common chemotherapy medication, and their first passage through relevant organs with highly quantitative predictions of human pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters.

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