Dr. Bashir from the University of IL has developed a unique micro-chip integrated with a PDMS well platform for create cell spheroids. The micro-chip utilizes hanging drop culture techniques to create cell spheroids which can then be tested on chip. This invention allows for direct microscopy based characterization while also tracking individual organoids directly on chip.
Drug testing on tumor spheroids.
Provides the ability to create tumor spheroids and test drugs on chip and allows for tumor spheroids to be formed and subsequently used to test drugs.