3-D microgels 'on-demand' offer new potential for cell research

26-02-2014 EurekAlert!Comments (0)


Stars, diamonds, circles. Rather than your average bowl of Lucky Charms, these are three-dimensional cell cultures generated by an exciting new digital microfluidics platform, the results of which have been published in Nature Communications this week by researchers at the University of Toronto. The tool, which can be used to study cells in cost-efficient, 3-D microgels, may hold the key to personalized medicine applications in the future.

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