BLOC project was present at the latest Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) with two oral presentations by project members from IDIBAPS.
Benchtop NMR for lab-on a-chip
Applications and impact
The technology derived from this project will have a direct impact in the society and the public opinion since it will allow a significant reduction on the use of animals for experimentation purposes, minimizing ethical issues related with this topic. Moreover, the use of human engineered tissues will bring pre-clinical experiments more accurate and efficient, facilitating the extrapolation of results to humans.
The idea is to create a standardized and small device which can be easily installed in any laboratory. Besides being used in the biomedical field, the equipment developed in this project will be an easy-to-use and low-cost system with potential applications in other areas, as environmental control and chemical industry.
Last 29th of September, Irene Marco, coordinator of BLOC Project, participated in the European Researchers’ Night 2023 and explained to the non-specialized public how the project can help reducing animal experimentation. Additionally, BLOC was also featured on the Catalan website of the event.