Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip

Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip

It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces essential to testing new medications — even custom cures for one specific person. (Filmed at TEDxBoston)

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33 thoughts on “Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip

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  2. I would really love to see an update on this technology, so see how far this technology is today, 7years later

  3. Hate TED phony and artificial speeches. Go back to clumsy and unprepared. these robotic renditions.

  4. I am also working with microfluidic channels. The fabrication process has a lot of parameters so it is very hard to fabricate a lot of channels.

  5. How does it work funny You add this to A.I. we might have a problem lol….I mean I like this Idea but its like science playing God

  6. Just imagine the personalized medication we'll have in the future thanks to this tech!
    No more extensive lists of side effects for the drugs people rely on.

  7. 3:00 Props to the camera operator for at least trying to catch a decent view of the chip even though failure was inevitable in this situation.

  8. "I have right here a human lung on a chip!!"
    frantically starts waving it back and fourth so the camera can't see it

  9. I took a bunch of these organs-on-a-chip, added some motors, a Raspberry Pi 3B+ for a brain, and made a miniature cyborg boy in my basement. I named him Chip.

  10. they didn't say anything about "brain on a chip". Too transhumanist or too impractical? I would think getting the brain on the chip would be the most important one as many of the typically perscribed drugs all usually have to deal with crossing the blood brain barrier.

  11. Interesting talk but damn, who is the audio engineer for TED? I’ve listened to so many of these where there is that disgusting saliva/lip smacking noise during the presentation. It always seems to be women too.

    That’s it, TEDs audio engineer is a sexist. Lol

  12. Problem is, that the test the drug on the whole body. Drugs affect the entire machine, not just 1 part. Humans are not cars or computers. Because of how they interact and how a drug can concentrate in one location more than another, this will not be able to give the full picture. Its great if it stops heart disease, but its not any good if it concentrates and kills off your liver…

  13. And what's the status of this technology now? Have they produced the millions of chips and started widespread research with those?

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