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Microfluidics : the fur-free way towards personalised medicine in cancer therapy

Dawson, Amy; Greenman, John; Bower, Ruth; Green, Vicky


Amy Dawson

Ruth Bower


Microfluidic technology has great potential for complementing and, in some instances, replacing the use of animal models in the testing of medicines and in developing personalised treatments for cancer patients. The maintenance of tissue in an in vivo-like state provides a platform upon which normal and diseased tissue biology can be investigated in a novel way. This review describes the use of microfluidic technology for the maintenance of tissue samples ex vivo and the current state of play for the use of this technology in the replacement of animal models, with a focus on cancer.


Dawson, A., Greenman, J., Bower, R., & Green, V. (in press). Microfluidics : the fur-free way towards personalised medicine in cancer therapy. Drug target review, 3(1), 12-17

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 17, 2016
Online Publication Date Mar 17, 2016
Deposit Date Apr 4, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal Drug target review
Print ISSN 2059-1349
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 1
Pages 12-17
Keywords Microfluidics, Cancer therapy
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Additional Information Copy of article first published in: Drug target review, 2016, v.3, issue 1.


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