Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) March 13, 2012
3D Biomatrix, a leader in the development of three-dimensional (3D) cell culture products, has collaborated with Eppendorf to produce definition files for automated dispensing of media into 3D Biomatrix’s Perfecta3D[TM] Hanging Drop Plates. For users of the epMotion systems, these protocols will allow for high throughput cell culture automation and spheroid formation in the Hanging Drop Plates.
The Perfecta3D Hanging Drop Plate is a versatile 3D cell culture plate designed to simplify and streamline spheroid formation, culture, and subsequent testing of the 3D cell cultures. Spheroid cultures grown in Perfecta3D Hanging Drop Plates allow drug discovery researchers to easily mimic tissue metabolic and proliferative gradients, to capture complex cell-matrix and cell-cell interactions, and to monitor cell growth easily and regularly. They are the only 384-well high throughput tools for mass production of true 3D spheroids.
The Eppendorf epMotion is a liquid handling system commonly used in pharmaceutical and academic laboratories performing cell culture and cell based assays. The use of the Perfecta3D Hanging Drop Plates with liquid handling systems will allow for these laboratories to easily screen potential drugs in 3D cell cultures.
“Collaborating with leading companies like Eppendorf that produce automated liquid handling systems make our plates even easier to use,” said 3D Biomatrix CEO Laura Schrader. “Eppendorf’s willingness to develop specific instrument protocols for use with our plates reflects both their reputation for staying on the cutting edge of the industry’s latest technology, and the importance of high throughput 3D cell cultures.”
The definition files for the Eppendorf systems can be downloaded directly from the 3D Biomatrix website under the protocol section. 3D Biomatrix also has protocols for use with the Beckman Coulter Biomek FX system and will continue to make available protocols from additional liquid handling systems in the future.