Engineered kidney could allow for early detection of drug toxicity

Updated: Apr 1 2023 11:25AM

New Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI) Scientists have engineered an artificial kidney which allows for an early detection of adverse drug reactions.

The fundamental structural and functional unit in a kidney is a nephron, which encompasses an intertwined network of small blood vessels called the glomerulus. This along with glomerular capsules forms a kidney.

Researchers have fabricated a glomerular microvessel-on-a-chip, which includes glomerular endothelial cells, podocyte layers, and a glomerular basement membrane (GBM) using a single step fabrication process.