2023 article

Using Stem Mini-Organs to Find New Cures

Piedrahita, J., & Pierce, J. (2023, August 4).

Source: ORCID
Added: August 11, 2023

Developing a new drug can cost as much as a billion dollars, mostly due to the very large number of candidate drugs that fail before they get to the patient.Thus, finding ways to identify those "bad" drugs early can have a huge impact in reducing the cost of drugs and that in turn will drastically impact global health.Drs.Piedrahita and Pierce discuss how the use of mini-organs --organoids made from stem cells --can play a role in solving this wicked problem.They address some of the limitations of organoids and what is being done to overcome those limitations.