Construindo um modelo melhor da retina

quinta-feira, outubro 10, 2019

Tissue Engineering: Building a better model of the retina

Milica Radisic 

University of Toronto, Canada

INSIGHT Oct 4, 2019

DOI: 10.7554/eLife.51183

Retina-on-a-chip combines the benefits of organoids and organ-on-a-chip engineering.
Each chip has a vascular-like compartment (red) which is separated from the four organoid compartments above by a porous membrane. Schematic diagram (right) showing the various layers of cells in the retinal organoid (top) and the retinal pigment epithelium cells (RPE; yellow).

Image credit: Achberger et al. (CC BY 4.0)


Researchers have combined organ-on-a-chip engineering with the benefits of organoids to make improved models of the human retina.