Neotherix will be presenting a poster titled A thermo-reversible hydrogel as a means of sampling extracellular matrix components from 3D cell culture systems: proof of concept at the 11th Annual White Rose Work in Progress Meeting on 4 January 2010. The meeting, which is hosted by the Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Group at the University of York, will showcase work in progress in the areas of cell and tissue engineering and biomaterials.
Our poster describes recent work carried out by Neotherix in which a thermo-reversible hydrogel system was evaluated as a means of sampling cells, extracellular matrix and diffusible factors from a cell-seeded 3D scaffold. The proof-of-concept study (which is part of the RegeniTherix project funded by the Technology Strategy Board) showed the hydrogel to be a promising tool for monitoring and determining the biological profile of cells involved in the tissue repair process. Neotherix expects this to be a major benefit to researchers and clinicians working in the field of regenerative medicine.
Links to the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Group , Technology Strategy Board and RegeniTherix project abstract