January 30, 2017

Growing stem cells on a chip

In our bodies, cells, tissues, and organs surround each other, creating a well-regulated environment. But unfortunately, conventional cell culture apparatus in labs are two-dimensional (2D), hindering proper regulation of cell functions. Now Program-Specific Assoc Prof Ken-ichiro Kamei and his team have developed a chip-like plate on which hPSCs can be raised in optimal, 3D conditions.

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Kyoto University: Growing stem cells on a chip

The microfluidic device that Kamei and the team developed
Kamei explaining the research showing the sample of the device