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Modular Organ-On-Chip

Technology #2017-212

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Asst Prof Toh Yi-Chin
E-mail: biety@nus.edu.sg
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Dr Ler Ser Yeng (ilolsy@nus.edu.sg)
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Dr Esther Lee (ilolekf@nus.edu.sg)
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MARKET OPPORTUNITY

The global organ-on-chip market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 69.4% over the next decade to reach approximately $6.13 billion by 2025. Some of the prominent trends include growing applications across several industries and increasing demand in drug screening.


TECHNOLOGY

This is a modular microfluidics device that allows easy and flexible configuration of microfluidic systems through the planar assembly of various standardized microfluidic modules, which perform specific functional operations applicable in cell-based assays e.g. cell culture, fluid delivery, pumping.

STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT

TRL 2

APPLICATIONS

  • Research
  • Agriculture
  • Chemicals
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Agrochemicals
  • Consumer goods
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Food and beverages

ADVANTAGES

  • Significantly reduce the lead time to design, characterize and optimize a microfluidic system for a given cell based assay.
  • Can be viewed easily under the microscope.
  • Minimal contamination risk with snap-fit magnetic interconnects.
  • Suitable for studying multi-organ systemic interactions.

STATUS

Patent pending. Available for licensing and research collaboration.

Technology Managers:

Dr Ler Ser Yeng and Dr Esther Lee Phone: +65- 6601 6248/+65-65166398

E-mail: seryeng.ler@nus.edu.sg/ esther_lee@nus.edu.sg ILO Ref No: 2017-212

Inventor:

Asst Prof Toh Yi-Chin

E-mail: biety@nus.edu.sg