Scientists are growing artificial micro-humans with the intent to use them for laboratory testing.
Hundreds of artificial micro-humans are grown in “Farms” with the intent to one day replace animal laboratories.
“If our system is approved by the regulators, then it will close down most of the animal-testing laboratories worldwide,” said Uwe Marx, a tissue engineer from Technische Universitat Berlin and founder of TissUse, a firm developing the technology.
The new farms will eliminate such unsafe human drug trials, speed up the development of life-saving treatments and could one day be used to tailor medicine to individual patients, researchers said.
According to the publication Times of India, the humans will be the size of a microchip and be used in testing side effects of different substances inhaled using the respiratory system.