March 2022

microfluidic chip to study human trophoblast invasion during implantation

A microenigneered system models multicellular events in early pregnancy

The complex process of human pregnancy begins with the crucial step of embryo implantation. This involves the intricate interaction between the embryo's trophoblast cells and the maternal endometrium. A groundbreaking study published in Nature Communications has developed an advanced microfluidic chip, termed "implantation-on-a-chip", to simulate...