CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2015 — A recent paper published in the journal Nature Methods shows that a U.S. research team was able to assemble living tissue from cells with the help of the BioForce Nanosciences, Inc. Nano eNabler™ (NeN).
The paper, written by Michael Todhunter from the Gartner lab at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), details how their research team systematically built living tissues from a variety of base cell types by linking selected cells through complementary DNA. Doing so in a user defined three-dimensional shape was previously impossible in the lab. By utilizing the NeN to first create a two-dimensional, multiplexed, user defined, base pattern with high spatial resolution, Todhunter was able to overcome the random nature of cell-surface binding and build organized tissue from selected cells. This would not have been possible without the NeN.
“Many sites around the world are using the Nano eNabler to directed cell growth similar to the recent work at UCSF in addition to many other scientific disciplines,” said Kerry Frey, President and COO of BioForce Nanosciences. “The versatility of the Nano eNabler provides numerous research opportunities in everything from biology and chemistry to material science and electronics.”
The tissue-building process begins with an invisible pattern of “cell binding glue” made by the NeN on a surface. A wave of living cells are then passed over the surface, some of which stick, thereby revealing a pattern. The process is then repeated many times to build an organized pattern of living cells that function collectively, i.e. as living tissue.
“One cannot help but imagine a future where the medical community can simply print new tissues and organs for patients in need,” Frey added. “Research like this certainly brings us closer to that day and I am thrilled that the BioForce Nano eNabler is part of it.”
Founded in 2005, BioForce Nanosciences, Inc. develops and commercializes nanotech instruments, consumables and applications for science. The world-renowned Nano eNabler is the world’s first and only automated precision molecular printer. BioForce has been selling internationally for over nine years and currently has products installed in over 30 countries and on every continent except Antarctica.
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