the leading light for human-on-a-chip Research
Hesperos is named for Venus in the evening sky. Like her, we are a leading light, providing world-class research in disease modeling and drug testing through our use of human-on-a-chip systems. Our patent positions and the over 20 years of expertise of both Drs. Shuler and Hickman make us the company to work with for your most difficult problems as well as for cost competitive, routine, human-on-a-chip assays.
The hesperos difference
Hesperos, Inc. brings together biologists, surface chemists, and engineers in order to produce some of the worlds most advanced organs-on-chips. From gene expression to electrophysiology, our biologists recreate key components of various organs. Chemically patterned microchips are engineered to enable real-time monitoring of organ activity. Finally, our engineers utilize sophisticated measurement techniques in order to detect and quantify minute changes. The result of this collaboration is an ability to study therapeutics in a way which was previously only possible in clinical trials.
Industries We Serve
Chemicals, Nutraceuticals, and Supplements
Human-on-a-chip Model Enables Simultaneous Testing of Cancer Drug Efficacy and Off-Target Toxicity to Enable Determination of Therapeutic Index
In vitro multi-organ system by Hesperos, Inc. realistically replicates the responses of cancer treatments and has potential to inform treatment decisions. ORLANDO, FLA – June 19, 2019 — A reconfigurable “body-on-a-chip” model could transform drug development … Read More
The interest in our human-on-a-chip model continues to grow. Last week we brought our systems to the National Center for Translational Science (NCATS) at the NIH in Washington, D.C. to perform a real-time demo using live … Read More
Mice no more? Hesperos’ multi-organ “Human-on-a-Chip” System Found Effective for Long-Term Toxicology Testing
Collaboration between L’Oreal, Hesperos and UCF results in further reduction in reliance on animal testing in drug and cosmetics development (ORLANDO, Fla.) The replacement of animals as test subjects is one step closer to reality with … Read More
We’ve been forging new frontiers with our human-on-a-chip multi-organ models—could the next one take us into space? Last month, we traveled to Washington, DC, to attend a workshop with officials from NASA,NCATS (National Center for Advancing … Read More
We were proud to join hundreds of Florida’s executives, scientists, researchers, investors, legislators, and service providers from the biopharmaceutical, medical device, and healthIT at the recent BioFlorida Annual Conference to celebrate Florida innovation and achievements — … Read More
About Our Team
Hesperos, Inc, is a leader in efforts to characterize an individual’s biology with human-on-a-chip microfluidic systems. Founders Michael L. Shuler and James J. Hickman have been at the forefront of every major scientific discovery in this realm, from individual organ-on-a-chip constructs to fully functional, interconnected multi-organ systems which they coined "human-on-a-chip."