3D Reconstruction Of Lungs Andreas Heinemann/Wikimedia Commons

Researchers Make Super-Realistic Artificial Lung Tissue By Levitating Cells

A new way to give 3-D structural integrity to vat-grown tissue.
By Colin Lecher
Posted 01.25.2013 at 3:59 pm

Traditionally, cell cultures have been made in a 2-D petri dish. Problem is, cells cultured flat don’t act quite the same as cells made in 3-D cultures. So instead, researchers from Rice University and Nano3D Biosciences started using magnetic levitation to get a 3-D culture. And now, using that tech, they’ve arranged four types of cells into super-realistic lung tissue. [Perfect timing! -ed.]

Read more: Researchers Make Super-Realistic Artificial Lung Tissue By Levitating Cells | Popular Science.

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