Ex vivo obesity research thanks to the adipose-on-chip system -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Ex vivo obesity research thanks to the adipose-on-chip system

Interview with Prof. Peter Loskill, Head of the Department for Microphysiological Systems at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and Group Leader Organ-on-Chip Systems at the NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen

08.07.2022

Image: man sitting at a desk - Prof. Peter Loskill; Copyright: Patrick Hipp

Prof. Peter Loskill

Image: adipose-on-chip system; Copyright: µOrgano-Lab

Adipose-on-chip systems can be used to examine obesity outside of the human body.

Image: Chip with adipose tissue is held in place by hands in purple disposable gloves; Copyright: Berthold Steinhilber

The chip systems can be used to investigate the signals that adipose tissue sends to other organs.

Image: Woman with glasses - Melanie Prüser; Copyright: beta-web/Klein