Already exists already exists!!! Retails for less than 100 bucks!
Next generation predictive 3D cell toxicity assays to be developed by Medicyte GmbH and Reinnervate Ltd
Two market leading companies in the field of cell based assays and predictive toxicology today announced a new product collaboration. Medicyte (inventors of the upcyte® technology) and Reinnervate (market leaders in the growing field of 3D cell culture) said they will work together to combine their upcyte® and Alvetex®Scaffold technologies to bring next generation cell bases assays to the biopharma and academic research markets.
Early data, already presented at academic meetings, indicates that Medicyte’s upcyte® hepatocytes combine the benefits of quantity (generation of up to 2000 vials per donor) with the quality of primary hepatocytes. Furthermore, upcyte® hepatocytes, grown with a more native 3D morphology in Reinnervate’s alvetex scaffold, seem to outperform their 2D counterparts.
‘We are delighted that Medicyte have chosen to put Alvetex®Scaffold at the heart of their new product development plans’ commented Prof Stefan Przyborski, CSO of Reinnervate Ltd. ‘The ability of 3D cells to better predict in vivo responses to therapeutic and environmental challenges makes alvetex scaffold technology an important new tool for scientists’ he added.
Good to know they have competition like this...overall that's a good thing but they will NOT be offering to drug companies a liver assay test for $100. if they do they will most certainly go out of business quickly. Their web site has a published price for 3D cell screening that starts at $1500.00.
You say it already exists and the first sentence says to be developed. There is a big difference between 3D microcell that have to be viewed under a microscope and actual 3D printing of layers of tissue using a printer. You through this 3D word rather loosely around as none of these companies you mention are into 3D printing and have yet to be developed.
Exactly. ONVO does not use a scaffold which could cause rejection of tissue in the future. They are totally cellular. She does not know what she is talking about. I show posted this to see what it was. Yawwwn!!!