Microfluidic Technology for the Generation of Cell Spheroids and Their Applications
AbstractA three-dimensional (3D) tissue model has significant advantages over the conventional two-dimensional (2D) model. A 3D model mimics the relevant in-vivo physiological conditions, allowing a cell culture to serve as an effective tool for drug discovery, tissue engineering, and the investigation of disease pathology. The present reviews highlight the recent advances and the development of microfluidics based methods for the generation of cell spheroids. The paper emphasizes on the application of microfluidic technology for tissue engineering including the formation of multicellular spheroids (MCS). Further, the paper discusses the recent technical advances in the integration of microfluidic devices for MCS-based high-throughput drug screening. The review compares the various microfluidic techniques and finally provides a perspective for the future opportunities in this research area. View Full-Text
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Vadivelu, R.K.; Kamble, H.; Shiddiky, M.J.A.; Nguyen, N.-T. Microfluidic Technology for the Generation of Cell Spheroids and Their Applications. Micromachines 2017, 8, 94.
Vadivelu RK, Kamble H, Shiddiky MJA, Nguyen N-T. Microfluidic Technology for the Generation of Cell Spheroids and Their Applications. Micromachines. 2017; 8(4):94.Chicago/Turabian Style
Vadivelu, Raja K.; Kamble, Harshad; Shiddiky, Muhammad J.A.; Nguyen, Nam-Trung. 2017. "Microfluidic Technology for the Generation of Cell Spheroids and Their Applications." Micromachines 8, no. 4: 94.