An Emerging Revolution in Automated 3D Cell Culture
Poster Mar 13, 2007
Cal Trepagnier, Stacey Szymanski, Kevin Huff, Alision Rush, Richard Peltier, Berta strulovici, Rebecca Lobo and Robin Felder
Market pressure exists for new paradigms to meet the demands for more rapid and reproducible cell production to keep up with advances in cell-based assays used in drug discovery and development. Novel automation platforms enable high productivity on three dimensional surfaces.
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is widely used in vitro for the maintenance and stimulation of a variety of cells. However, use of native bFGF in cell biology is limited by the fact that bFGF rapidly degrades at physiological temperatures. We have addressed this problem with an engineered form of bFGF, named Heat Stable bFGF (HS bFGF), which is stable at 37 degrees Celsius.READ MORE