The Robotic Stomach is an Ethical Drug Testing Alternative

 - Jan 4, 2010
References: news.bbc & gizmowatch
Researchers at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, England have created a robotic stomach. This accurate working model of a human stomach will help scientists study digestion and help test medicines.

The robotic stomach is called the Dynamic Gastric Model and it took about ten years to develop. Along with just being kind of cool, developers hope that this robotic stomach will act as an ethical alternative to animals when it comes to testing pharmaceuticals.