kidney on a chip

October 27, 2021

Using high-frequency waves, the new treatment pushes smaller stones from the bottom of the kidney toward the ureter. 

October 2, 2020

The role in a national trial could validate the technology as a predictor for drug therapies’ effectiveness against patients’ kidney diseases.

Cathy Yeung unpackaging kidneys-on-a-chip after their return from the International Space Station
June 10, 2019

Kidneys-on-a-chip that rocketed to the International Space Station in May returned via a Pacific Ocean splashdown June 3 in the same Dragon capsule. The devices, part of Tissue Chips in Space, are now back in Seattle.

April 17, 2019

Launch preparations are underway at Cape Canaveral for study of space flight effects on kidneys; lift off slated for May 4.

Kidney chips
April 17, 2019

A UW School of Pharmacy and UW Medicine research project is being sent into space with the hope that the tests will provide answers to how the kidney is injured and how it can be repaired.

May 31, 2018

"Human “organs-on-chips” are leading a revolution in drug safety testing. These devices use human cells to model the structure and function of human organs and tissues.

December 18, 2017

A lab takes human stem cells and helps them develop into kidney structures, which can be tested for response to therapeutics that might subsequently help people manage chronic kidney diseases.

September 12, 2017

Small tissue chips might be a better way to test drugs' safety and toxicity than the conventional methods of cellular and animal research.

Media contact:  Sarah Guthrie, gu3@uw.edu, 206 543-3485,

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