Article Abstract

Microphysiological systems: analysis of the current status, challenges and commercial future

Authors: João Ribas, Joanna Pawlikowska, Jeroen Rouwkema

Abstract

The field of microphysiological systems (or organs-on-a-chip) experienced, in the past decade, a surge in publications and efforts towards commercialization. Such systems hold the promise to advance drug discovery, diagnostics, and many other areas. In this review we summarize and analyze the current status of the field, describe the commercial advances and discuss standing challenges and the commercial outlook of the field.