A three-dimensional grid can keep cells in place
(credit: Aleksandr Ovsianikov et al./Vienna University of Technology)

Creating artificial nanostructures to house living cells

Important for artificially growing biotissue, finding new drugs, and stem cell research

February 6, 2013

Using lasers, a research team at the Vienna University of Technology is developing microstructures for embedding living cells.

The process allows living cells to be incorporated into intricate custom structures, similar to biological tissue, in which cells are surrounded by the cell’s normal extracellular matrix.

This technology is particularly important for artificially growing biotissue, for finding new drugs, or for stem cell research.

Read more: Creating artificial nanostructures to house living cells | KurzweilAI.

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