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Toxicity testing and repair of damaged tissue
Uses of Microstructure
Micro-tissues made from human cells can be used to regenerate damaged tissue, toxicity testing and drug efficacy studies.
Animal cells cultured as a monolayer do not properly form an extracellular matrix, resulting in uneven intercellular interactions that can cause the loss of many tissue characteristics. Therefore, it is becoming essential to study the interactions and regulations of cells in order to collect primary culture cells with a monolayer to form spherical microstructures.
Microstructure formation involves inducing the aggregation of cells to form microstructures over time, with 3D printing technology to make microstructures of desired size.
These microstructures are used for:
Study on the differentiation and function of tissues and organs
Tissue and organ regeneration studies
Drug screening tests