CISTEM – heart on Chip based on Induced pluripotent STEM cell technology for personalized medicine-, is a Horizon 2020; Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE).
The CISTEM project is based on a research project integrated with a staff exchange programme designed to establish a multidisciplinary network aiming to enhance its collective research excellence and create new research training in key disciplines that will support the provision of novel organ-on-chip.
Through cross-cutting activities, the CISTEM project brings together many key players from academia and private sector of Europe and beyond to develop a novel “heart on chip” platform based on iPSCs that may be highly valuable platforms for personalized and precision medicine and therapeutics.
Organ on a chip is a 3D microfluidic cell culture chip that stimulates the activities and physiological response of entire organs. It is a type of artificial organ. This technology can be implemented on various organs. CISTEM project will be oriented on developing heart on a chip for investigating Duchenne muscular distrophy.
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This project has received funding from H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017 programme under grant agreement No.778354