FDA backs development of radiation-sickness countermeasures

08/13/2013 | GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

The Wyss Institute at Harvard University will use its organs-on-chips technology to evaluate medical countermeasures against acute radiation syndrome, or ARS, under a $5.6 million grant from the FDA. As part of the contract, scientists at Wyss will test possible countermeasures for ARS on models of radiation damage in bone marrow, gut and lung organs-on-chips.

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