This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering as part of Collection Selects: Wyss Institute.
Organs-on-Chips are microdevices composed of a clear, flexible, polymer that contain tiny hollow channels lined by living cells that recapitulate human organ-level functions and disease states. They are designed to replace animal testing for drug development and personalized medicine.
It is credited
Courtesy of Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 3.5 × 0.5 × 2 cm (1 3/8 × 3/16 × 13/16 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Collection Selects: Wyss Institute.