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Researchers on path toward artificial ovary (The Boston Globe)

Posted by admin | Posted in 3D Cell Culture | Posted on 20-09-2010

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Researchers on path toward artificial ovary (The Boston Globe)

A cancer diagnosis for a young woman can involve more than just the ordeal of undergoing treatment with drugs or radiation — the therapies may also ruin her dream of having children.

But as survival rates for young cancer patients have increased, scientists have increasingly focused on creating new options, including an artificial human ovary that could allow women to more easily preserve their fertility.

In a step that combines biology and engineering, researchers at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Brown University have built a honeycomb structure of cells that mimic the ovary, allowing an egg to mature outside the body. Their work was published last month in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. continue reading…

Technical Advantages of the 3D Petri Dish

Posted by admin | Posted in 3D Cell Culture | Posted on 14-09-2010

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Technical Advantages of the 3D Petri DishTM

  • Promotes natural cell-to-cell interactions.
  • Microtissues are easily and quickly formed.
  • Microtissues size is uniform and easily controlled.
  • Mixed microtissues with two or more cell types are easily produced.
  • Microtissue shape is easily controlled.
  • Microtissues are easily observed and quantified by microscopy.
  • Microtissue growth and metabolism are easily monitored.
  • Microtissues can be grown from singe cells (clones).
  • Large numbers of microtissues are easily produced.
  • Microtissues are easily harvested for biochemical analyses.
  • Microtissue production can be automated.