Basic Study
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2017.
World J Gastroenterol. Jan 14, 2017; 23(2): 204-215
Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.204
Figure 1
Figure 1 LiverChip® three-dimensional perfused cell culture system. A: The LiverChip® plate contains 12 independent bioreactors for the 3D culture of hepatocytes; B: Hepatocytes form 3D micro-tissue structures in an array of channels in a collagen I-coated scaffold that is contained in each LiverChip® well; C: Schematic representation of how media flows through the channels of each LiverChip scaffold due to the action of a pneumatically operated pumps in the base of the plate. The speed and direction of flow can be adjusted using an electronic controller. 3D: Three-dimensional.