Research report 2021 - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

How to simulate an intestine in the laboratory

Katharina Lieberth, Paolo Romele, Fabrizio Torricelli, Dimitrios A. Koutsouras, Maximilian Brückner, Volker Mailänder, Paschalis Gkoupidenis, und Paul W. M. Blom
Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz - Arbeitskreis "Molekulare Elektronik", Prof. Dr. Paul Blom
Drugs undergo a complex testing procedure before they are used. This process often involves tests on animals. Among other things, it is important to know how drugs can pass through the cell walls of the intestine into the blood. In order to be able to simulate this process in laboratory experiments, we have developed a transistor based on organic materials. With this transistor, the permeability of cell layers can be measured by measuring ionic currents in our experimental setup.

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