Animation: The great potential of the mini-lung

Mini-lungMore than ten years ago, prof.dr. Hans Clevers discovered how to grow mini-organs (so called ‘organoids’) outside the human body using stem cells. Since then, scientists have succeeded in developing mini-kidneys, mini-brains, a mini-windpipe and many more mini-sized organs. But there is no complete mini-lung yet. It will be a significant step forward if researchers succeed in developing it.

Watch the animation about the great potential of the mini-lung here.