Pitt Connection


Pitt Receives NIH Grant to Develop 3-D Tissue Chips that Mimic Human Joints

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.2 million grant to a multi-institutional project led by the University of Pittsburgh to engineer a three dimensional joint-on-a-chip called the “microJoint,” to replicate a human joint on a small scale. The microJoint will be used to study and test drugs for the treatment of arthritic joint diseases.