The term organoid refers to a miniature version of any organ of the body. An organoid is artificially produced in vitro from stem cells or tissue that possess the ability to recapitulate and form the three-dimensional structure of the organ they were once a part of. Scientists have learned to create a culture for the organoid that mimics its original micro cellular environment, allowing the 3-D structure to self-organize and develop into miniature organs. The purpose of this paper is to explore the many advancements of organoid technology, and how this progress has benefited the medical field. Organoid technology allows for the observation of human organ development and disease, while also providing scientists with the opportunity to test drug interactions with these “mini-organs” (Barbuzano, 2017). Organoids also shed light on the future of artificial transplantation, providing replacements for dysfunctional organs and tissue. The advancements of organoid technology can potentially revolutionize the field of medicine, contributing to the progress of modern biology.
Freilich, M. (2020). What is the Future of Organoids?. The Science Journal of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences, 14(1), 59-66. Retrieved from https://touroscholar.touro.edu/sjlcas/vol14/iss1/7