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Adding Depth: 3-D Cell Culture

Download this eBook to learn about how the third dimension affects cell behavior, the similarities and differences between 2-D and 3-D culture, common 3-D culture models, and how to image and analyze 3-D culture models!

Sep 25, 2018
The Scientist Creative Services Team

Physiologically relevant models were, in recent history, thought of as the holy grail in life science research. However, with three-dimensional (3-D) cell culture models now better able to mimic in vivo conditions, living organism replicas are within sight.

 The ability of 3-D cultures to mimic the microenvironment of in vivo tissues sets the technique apart. Compared to 2-D cultures, cellular models containing three-dimensions better represent intricate cell-cell interactions, more closely resemble the exquisite nature of cellular communication, and have matrices that are analogous to in vivo structures.

Download this eBook from The Scientist to learn about:

  • How the third dimension affects cell behavior
  • The similarities and differences between 2-D and 3-D culture
  • Common 3-D culture models
  • Imaging and analyzing 3-D culture models

This eBook was made possible by an educational grant from PerkinElmer.

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