UW, Morgridge Institute get $7M for tissue-chip research

A UW team including stem cell pioneer James Thomson and the Morgridge Institute for Research will receive $7 million from the National Institutes of Health for a three-year study of tissue chips that are used to predict which chemicals may harm human development. A total of 11 university teams across the country will receive NIH funds to conduct research on the chips, which could one day replace animal tests as a means of determining how chemicals in use today can affect humans.