Apparatus for Reconfiguration of Components in a Micro-Physiological SystemTechnology #ua17-076
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Title: Apparatus for Reconfiguration of Components in a Micro-Physiological System
Invention: The invention is a novel apparatus utilizing modular assembly for the development of co-culture, monitoring, and study of functional interactions between different types of biological material under various environmental conditions. The buckle clamp stage-like apparatus mimics a microfluidic based system.
Background: 3D in vitro models are important for studying the functional interactions of the human microbial ecosystems on human tissue. This requires a device that has various components and flexibility to accommodate specific operating conditions and experimentation. In vitro microphysiological systems generally require multiple chambers of cellular culture and a nutrients perfusion chamber. This technology aims to provide alternative to the current microphysiological systems.
- Biotechnology companies
- Drug research
- Quick disassembly time
- Requires less time to train
- Reduces risk for contamination when accessing internal cellular components via modular assembly
- Improves accuracy and quality of data collected