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Mini organs and multi-organ-chips: Scientific progress without animal experiments

Ngo ADDA presents in Spain the animated film Mini organs and multi-organ-chips translated into Spanish. The film has been produced by the German association “Doctors Against Animal Experiments”. It explains how animal experiments can be replaced by new technologies.

A decade ago, in 2009, the first publications arose describing for the first time the cultivation of human-derived mini organs, so-called organoids. Ever since, the accelerating field of human three-dimensional tissue culture has opened new avenues for biomedical applications and has given rise to a multitude of ground-breaking approaches such as organ-on-a-chip systems and personalized medicine.

ADDA, as the Spanish member in the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) wants to make this scientific and educational video public, focused to students and the general public, which explains easily how these technologies have the potential to finally end animal experiments.

There is no doubt that we need human-based model systems if we want to produce human-relevant data for medical, pharmacological or toxicological purposes. Human organoids and other three-dimensional human cell culture models are the most promising approaches that we ever had and combined with the organ-on-a-chip technology offer a robust and reliable system to study human-relevant issues. Animal experiments need to be ended to pave the way for a new scientific era – for the sake of human safety and medical progress. Source: Doctors Against Animal Experiments

Watch the video here