Organ on a chip tissuse


TissUse has developed a unique, proprietary and patent-protected “human-on-a-chip” technology platform to accelerate the development of pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, and personalized medical products.

This technology – for the first time ever – provides preclinical insight on a systemic level using human tissue and enables the direct prediction of effects of chemicals and their metabolism on near real-life models.

The partnership between 3DBS and TissUse aims to offer “organ on a chip” technology to researchers working in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine through a complete pipeline from the manufacture and offering of bioprinted in vitro models, to the systemic evaluation of their interaction using TissUse’s HUMIMIC technology. 

TissUse Multi-Organ-Chip platform covers a broad field of applications:

TissUse’s proprietary technology platform is a miniaturised construct that closely simulates the activity of multiple human organs in their true physiological context at the smallest possible biological scale.

Microfluidic chip format of a standard microscopic slide

HUMIMIC CHIPS are tailored to your needs and your HUMIMIC Control Units. The choice of tissue source is yours: Regardless of whether you are using cell lines, primary cells, biopsies, tissue sections, or commercially available models, HUMIMIC chips provide a reliable platform for all your experiments. Interested in working with iPSCs? You can conveniently combine HUMIMIC iPSCs with HUMIMIC chips.


The HUMIMC Chip2 allows the simultaneous culture of two different organ models. Cells and tissues can be used to emulate biological barriers like the intestine, lung or skin, as well as to grow spheroidal and matrix-supported cultures for mimicking the three-dimensional environment of organs like the liver.

The organ models are connected by microfluidic channels. An on-chip pump enables a near lifelike nutrient and oxygen supply to the cells. This allows for detailed studies of distribution and metabolization of various substances like drugs, cosmetics, chemicals, and food additives enabling the prediction of substance effects.The HUMIMIC Chip2 is designed for use with non-invasive in-process controls like fluorescence microscopy and other optical methods.

A control unit like the HUMIMIC Starter is necessary to operate the HUMIMIC Chip2.


HUMIMIC Chip3 and HUMIMIC Chip3plus

The HUMIMIC Chip3 is designed for the simultaneous cultivation of up to three organ models in a common microfluidic circuit. The HUMIMIC Chip3 and HUMIMIC Chip3plus have all the advantages as the HUMIMIC Chip2 while allowing the culture of an additional organ model.

The HUMIMIC Chip3 and Chip3plus gives you additional flexibility when selection your cell cultures due to its tailored design approach featuring organ compartments of varying size. A control unit like the HUMIMIC Starter is necessary to operate the HUMIMIC Chip3.



The HUMIMIC Chip 4 enables easy integration of up to four different organ models, e. g. a combination of intestine, liver, kidney and neuronal tissue in one system.

The PBPK-compliant design allows for quantitative in vitro to in vivo extrapolation. The HUMIMIC Chip 4 uses two separate microfluidic circuits to model processes like excretion and reabsorption of various substances in the kidney model.



Efficient, lifelike tissue nutrition of up to four organ models

Supports relevant PK/PD modeling for quantitative in vitro to in vivo extrapolation and determination of ADME profiles (absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion)

HUMIMIC Starter:

Our specialist for individual missions

Compact yet powerful, the HUMIMIC Starter is a stand-alone unit or in a combination of multiple devices, it can do everything from basic research to complex studies.


Our answer to the big questions

The HUMIMIC AutoLab can independently run up to 24 chips simultaneously. It can do everything the HUMIMIC Starter can do, and a lot more in an automated and more convenient way.

HUMIMIC AutoPlant:

Nobody can change the world on their own

The HUMIMIC AutoPlant is on your side when it comes to detailed and complex experiments and studies. It can be expanded with an infinite number of modules, giving you all the research capacity you will ever need.