Monday, 22 June 2015

Chips that grow human cells win top design award

London’s Design Museum has today announced that ‘Human Organs-on-Chips’, designed by Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, have won the 2015 Design of the Year Award.

Human Organs-on-Chips by Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh


Developed as microdevices lined with living human cells that mimic the tissue structures, functions and mechanical motions of whole human organs, the Human Organs-on-Chips represent a major breakthrough in medicine. Utilised to their full potential, the chips can represent a promising advance towards developing new cures for diseases while potentially decreasing costs.

The winner was chosen from over 70 nominated designs across six categories, including architecture, digital, graphics, fashion, product and transport design. This is the first time in the eight years of the annual design competition that a product from the field of medicine has won the top prize. 


Human Organs-on-Chips by Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh



Images courtesy of the Design Museum

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