Bio-Assembler Kits from MIDSCI utilize magnetic levitation to culture cells in 3-D. Available in single, six and 24-well configurations, the kits supply magnetic drivers, low-binding dishes/plates, and Nanoshuttle-PL solution in quantities and volumes appropriate to kit size. Nanoshuttle-PL solution delivers magnetic nanoparticles to cells. The magnetic driver that nests on top of the dish/plate then levitates the cells to create a 3-D environment. Culturing cells in 3-D facilitates rapid formation of floating yet connected scaffold-like structures with cell-cell interactions, thus providing a more accurate representation of tissue functionality in vivo. The process is compatible with virtually any cell type, including primary and stem cells, with any media type, with standard culturing protocols and diagnostic techniques, and is applicable to invasion studies and tissue engineering. Bio-Assembler Kits are available from MIDSCI through an agreement with n3D Biosciences, Inc. and will be offered to life science researchers in pharmaceutical, biotech, academic and government institutions throughout the United States.
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