Scientists invent 1st ‘vagina-on-a-chip’ | Live Science

By | December 20, 2022

Scientists have developed the world’s first “vagina-on-a-chip,” a small device that contains live human cells and replicates the cellular environment found inside the vaginal canal.

By adding bacteria to the device, aptly named the Vagina Chip, researchers can study how different microbes affect the health of the vagina, the team reported in a new study, published Nov. 26 in the journal microbiomes (opens in new tab). They can also test how different drugs and probiotics change the composition of the vaginal microbiome, the community of microorganisms living within the canal.

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