[Future Science OA] Microfluidic on-chip biomimicry for 3D cell culture: a fit-for-purpose investiga
This article summarizes the progress in the development of microfluidics-based 3D cell/tissue culture models to date, including organ-on-a-chip and vasculature-on-a-chip capable of mimicking in vivo tissue architecture. Specific focus is placed on addressing the question of what kinds of 3D culture and system complexities are deemed desirable by the biomedical community. A research survey targeting biomedical researchers was designed to evaluate the potential application of microfluidics-based 3D culture systems and a positive attitude was recorded among its participants.
Ye Liu, Elisabeth Gill & Yan Yan Shery Huang
Posted online on March 2, 2017.
Link to PDF: http://www.future-science.com/doi/pdf/10.4155/fsoa-2016-0084