Main goal of the project
The development of a preclinical in vitro tool for the discovery of new pharmaceuticals that can treat cancer tumors and their metastases in osseous (bony) environments.
The tool (MechanoCHIP) will consist of a microfluidic cell culture platform that can screen the cytostatic effect of pharmaceuticals on cancer cells in a system that realistically mimics the in vivo situation. MechanoCHIP is expected to become an important tool in drug discovery processes and precision medicine. The device will be compatible with the current standards for cell culturing and robotics automation to enable easy adoption of the device by research labs and the drug development industry.
No project website available.
This project is funded by the Eurostars Programme, project 12572 – MechanoCHIP.