“Un músculo en un chip”

Javier Ramon’s ‘muscle-on-a-chip’ that will use a patient’s own cells to study Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), the most common form of muscular dystrophy, is the subject of an article in El Periodico today.

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The article explains how the device will test drugs and treatments in ‘real-world’ conditions that match the patients’ own, so that the treatments that are likely to be the most efficient and effective can be identified before being applied to the patient, as well as offering a more reliable alternative to animal models and reducing the amount of animal use in the lab.

IBEC’s Faster Future fundraising drive in 2017 is raising money to help bring the device to fruition.