How stem cells are creating kidney filtration on a chip

Harvard researchers have developed a glomerulus membrane to mimic the kidney’s filtration system in vitro by using engineered human stem cells. The glomerulus is a structure that has podocyte cells that tightly wrap around capillaries. The cells and the capillaries are separated by a thin membrane of extracellular matrix and between them, a filtration barrier

Researchers develop device that emulates human kidney function

Instead of running tests on live kidneys, researchers at Binghamton, University State University of New York have developed a model kidney for working out the kinks in medicines and treatments. Developed by assistant professor Gretchen Mahler and Binghamton biomedical engineering alumna Courtney Sakolish, the reusable, multi-layered and microfluidic device incorporates a porous growth substrate, with