Microphysiological systems, in which organs and organ systems are “created”, are a promising alternative to animal testing. Therewith, complex mechanisms of the human body can be realistically analyzed. Among other things, these microsystems contain channels, reservoirs, actuating elements, sensor technology and 3D scaffolds “made by laser”. The Fraunhofer IWS offers partners from the fields of biology and medicine complete solutions for microsystem
technology – from design to prototype, including the automation system.