3D Cell Culture Technology - Mimicking In Vivo Performance
Introducing the innovative and novel CelVivo System for 3D cell culture to bring you unlimited tissue models.
The CelVivo system creates an environment which promotes the growth and maintenance of large 3D tissue mimetic structures, whether they are spheroids, organoids and other aggregates. The technology CelVivo has developed to grow cells so they retain or recover their in vivo physiological attributes.
When it comes to replicating in vivo microenvironments, it is clear that 3D culture is far superior to 2D. To generate 3D constructs which will mostly closely mimic in vivo conditions, it is necessary to culture them in an environment that is an accurate biological representation. The ClinoStar system is a 3D bioreactor platform which employs the clinostat principle to grow spheroids. It provides a ‘microgravity’ simulated environment which produces highly reproducible 3D cultures. The system enables cultures to be grown and mature over longer periods of time, thus facilitating the investigation of mimetic tissues that is comparable to physiological conditions.
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CelVivo’s ambition is to provide cells with conditions which allow them to develop functionality which closely mimics that seen in the intact organism.
To achieve this, they have developed a system which obviates the need for scaffolds, gels or any type of additives which might perturb gene expression away from its natural baseline equilibrium. Furthermore they have very significantly reduced contact with plastics and reduced shear forces. It is possible to use the culture media that you normally use for cell culture. CelVivo suggests reducing glucose levels to 1 g/L glucosw, which is more relative to those seen in healthy animals.
The ClinoStar is a clinostat for 3D cell culture incorporated in a CO₂ incubator . Allowing you to culture cells in 3D in a single unit.
A tablet is used to control the temperature, CO₂ level and each of the 6 clinostat motors are (independently) controlled using an intuitive software. The CO₂ and temperature in the chamber is blended by a centrally located fan to ensure a precise, homogeneous growth environment.
The technology created by CelVivo allows generation of uniform, reproducible and functional spheroids and organoids. These spheroids mimic the function, structure and architecture of in vivo cells. Our technology isn’t merely “3D cell culture”, it lets customers perform research using cell models with an unprecedented correlation between in vivo and in vitro conditions, and closes the gap between 2D cell culture and cell function.
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