CoEBoC bases on strong, existing collaboration between the participating research groups and joint research results in the “Human Spare Parts” programme. CoE combines knowhow in biological and engineering sciences and aims to develop a new “body-on-chip” platform. The platform will consist of several cultured tissue blocks connected with cultured vasculature and nervous systems. Nervous system integrated with a computer measures, stimulates, analyzes and even controls the different biological processes in vitro.
To achieve this ambitious goal, we will combine multi-disciplinary expertise on human stem cells, biomaterials, sensors, microfluidics, biomodeling and bioimaging. CoEBoC will produce new comprehensive knowledge for example on understanding tissue interactions, constructing complex in vitro tissue co-cultures and controlling their functionalities. The resulting expertise and technologies will improve for example development of new personalized treatments and drug development.