22nd Annual Oakland Scientific Conference

Materials and Systems for Optimizing 3D Cell Culture Environments

May 4, 2016
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Mark Rothenberg
Manager Scientific Training and Education, Corning, Inc.
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Three-dimensional (3D) cell culture environments provide structural and biochemical cues for cellular differentiation and functionality. For specialized cell types such as primary cells and stem cells, a two-dimensional (2D) growth substrate may not be sufficient to support complex cellular behaviors such as cell polarity, morphology, spheroid formation, signal transduction, and tissue-specific gene expression. This seminar will highlight applications that rely on the use of 3D growth substrates and specialized culture systems (i.e., permeable supports).The biological and functional properties of a variety of cell types will be discussed to demonstrate the effectiveness of these environments.

Seminar pre-registration suggested: www.fishersci.com/oaklandconference