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|1. (WO2018126131) PUMPLESS MICROFLUIDIC ORGAN-ON-A-CHIP SYSTEM INCLUDING A FUNCTIONAL IMMUNE SYSTEM|
|Applicants:||UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
|Title:||PUMPLESS MICROFLUIDIC ORGAN-ON-A-CHIP SYSTEM INCLUDING A FUNCTIONAL IMMUNE SYSTEM|
A pumpless microfluidic system is disclosed that can be used to mimic the interaction of organ systems with the immune system. Also disclosed is a method for mimicking an immune system, comprising culturing a plurality of organ cells and at least one population of immune cells in the disclosed pumpless microfluidic system under physiological conditions. The method can further comprise activating an immune reaction in the pumpless microfluidic system, continuing the culture for a defined period, collecting a sample of culture medium from the system, and assaying the sample for one or more indicators of an immune response.