Research

March 17, 2017

New platform for culturing stem cells

The Multiplexed Artificial Cellular Microenvironment (MACME) array, consisted with a microfluidic structure and nanofiber array for mimicking cellular microenvironments.

Powerful new tool combines micro and nanotechnologies to precisely control stem cell culturing environment

A team led by Yong Chen and Ken-ichiro Kamei of iCeMS has developed a new platform for culturing human pluripotent stem cells that provides far more control of culture conditions than previous tools by using micro and nanotechnologies.

The Multiplexed Artificial Cellular Microenvironment (MACME) array places nanofibers, mimicking cellular matrices, into fluid-filled micro-chambers of precise sizes, which mimic extracellular environments.

This research was published online on March 8, 2017 in Small

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Kyoto University | New platform for culturing stem cells

Kamei with the "MACME array"