Blood Brain Vessels on a biochip

 

The blood vessels are the part of the circulatory system that transports blood throughout the human body. Two important functions of the vessels are the separation and connection of the blood and the organs.  The blood brain barrier (BBB) is a selective membrane that separates the circulating blood from the brain and nervous system. Due to the complexity of our brain, to treat several diseases, like Alzheimer, Parkinson, cancer, etc, could be a real challenge. A cheap and easy way to experiment the BBB could be a model. Like an airplane model in the wind channel, the cells of the BBB can be cultured in a well-designed fluidic channel. In this model we can provide the physiological conditions and monitor the crucial parameters of the cells.

What could we do then? We can mimic some disorders of the system. We modulate the blood vessels of the brain to find better treatments. It is very important to get new tools to improve studies in real time. Do you want to modulate our blood vessels? Join us in our 40min session on Zoom! We are waiting for you!

Our work was supported by ÚNKP-20-4 -SZTE-593 scholarship from New National Excellence Program of the Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology.

Alkalmak
2020-11-27
19:00 - 19:40

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