Don’t get me wrong. I’ve got a dog, I like animals but I’m no radical PETA campaigner.
This is just an innocent story that caught my eye in New Electronics about some bioengineers from Harvard Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, who have created a technology called Organs-on-Chips that mimics the mechanical and molecular characteristics of living human organs, such as the lung, ear and intestine.
By enabling scientists and clinicians to determine the efficacy and safety of potential new drugs, chemicals and cosmetics the researchers believe the technology could one day form an accurate alternative to traditional animal testing.
That’s pretty awesome and why I love tech.
It’s also good news for the millions of poor mice, rats, rabbits, primates, cats, dogs, and other animals in laboratories across the world.