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Organ-on-Chip (OoC) or Micro Physiological Systems (MPS) are innovative devices that emulate human/animal biology and can reproduce one or more aspects of an organ’s functionality. Among other benefits, they can lead to better testing of drugs and adapted treatments to genetic diversity, ethnicity, sex and age; reduce the cost of clinical trials and replace animal testing for cosmetic products, banned in Europe since 2013.
Since 2013, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) and the European Standardization Organizations CEN and CENELEC have carried out annual joint 'foresight on standardization' actions under the Putting Science into Standards (PSIS) initiative. The PSIS initiative aims to facilitate the identification of emerging science and technology areas that could benefit from standardization activities to enable innovation and promote industrial competitiveness.
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JRC foresight study: How will standards facilitate new production systems in the context of EU innovation and competitiveness in 2025?
JRC report: Non-animal Methods in Science and Regulation