Screening of angiogenesis inhibitors using a 3D vascular microfluidic chip to achieve contraception.

Affiliation

Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University of China, Beijing, 100084, Beijing, China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Angiogenesis plays a vital role in the process of embryo implantation, as it improves endometrial receptivity and guides embryo implantation, thus creating a favorable environment for subsequent development of the embryo. Hence, a theory of achieving contraception by inhibiting angiogenesis was put forward. Here, we screened the drugs inhibiting angiogenesis using cell scratch wound assay and a 3D biomimetic vascular microfluidic chip, then observed the effect of them on contraception by injecting these drugs into fertilized mice and observing if the embryos were implanted. We preliminarily verify the feasibility of contraception by inhibiting angiogenesis and gives a new direction in the development of contraceptive pills.

Keywords

3D biomimetic blood vessel,Angiogenesis,Contraception,Drug screening,Microfluidic chip,

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