Application Note: Spheroid Microplates User Guide
28 September 2018
In vitro 3D cell culture models are widely recognized as more physiologically relevant systems compared to 2D formats. The 3D models reflect more accurately the complex in vivo microenvironment and have been used in many research areas, such as cancer biology, hepatotoxicity, neurology, pancreatic studies, nephrology, and stem cell biology. These studies have revolutionized understanding of cellular behavior both in culture and in vivo. However, adoption of 3D cell culture models in high throughput screening (HTS) platforms has been slow due to the limitations of the current technologies. Problems include increased variability, low throughput, difficulty to automate, and high cost.