Human Organs-on-Chips has been announced as the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year 2015 winner. Designed by Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, the chips are devices that carry “living human cells that mimic the complex tissue structures, functions and mechanical motions of whole organs,” says the Design Museum.
“The team of scientists that produced this remarkable object don’t come from a conventional design background. But what they have done is clearly a brilliant piece of design,” says Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic. “They identified a serious problem; how do we predict how human cells will behave, and they solved it with elegance and economy of means, putting technology from apparently unrelated fields to work in new ways."
Other category winners shortlisted for the prize were Marcel’s Inglorious Fruits & Vegetables campaign and Google’s self-driving car.
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