The benefits of three dimensional (3D) cell culture are widely appreciated. More cell-based technologies are now becoming available that enable researchers to preserve the native 3D structure of cells in vitro. These can be broadly divided into three areas: aggregate-based methods; hydrogels and extra-cellular matrices; and inert scaffold-based technologies. Each has strengths and weaknesses and there is no one technology that satisfies all applications. Tissues in the body are mostly composed of different cell types that are often highly organized in relation to each other. Often cells are arranged in distinct layers that enable signaling and cell-to-cell interactions. Alternatively in tumors, cancer cells form aggregates and tissue masses composed of different cell types. Recreation of these types of architecture will significantly evolve 3D cell culture to a new level where real tissue-like structures can be generated in vitro.
This webinar will review the alternative approaches available to researchers and provide an overview of their capabilities and example applications. More sophisticated models are developing as 3D cell culture technology becomes established and accepted as a means of creating more physiologically relevant cell-based assays. Methods that are relatively straightforward to use and that recreate the organized structure of real tissues will become valuable research tools for use in discovery, validation studies, and modelling disease.
CONGRATULATIONS, your MEMBS membership profile is almost done, by clicking submit you will be eligible to join and browse any of MEMBS websites or activities
Please enter your email
One time is better than every time!
By providing your email, name, and organization this time, you will be booking your membership account with lifetime validity, and you will not be compelled to fill them again each time you make a registration or a submission through any activity or website of MEMBS.
MEMBS will not ask you to log-in again as long as you are using the same device and the same browser.
Not only this! You will be awarded each time you make any registration or submission; you will also be collecting certificates of participation, and you can easily meet others –from the resion and abroad- who share the same area of interest with you.