Robot-grown cells help to achieve faster organoid growth and selection

Written by Sharon Salt

Credit: Daria Sokol/MIPT Press Office

Current methods to produce stem cell-derived tissues have very limited throughput. By semi-automating tissue differentiation, researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Dolgoprudny, Russia) and Harvard Medical School (MA, USA) have made the process almost four-times faster for organoid growth, without compromising the quality.  The research, which has been published in Translational Vision Science & Technology, focused on the retina. To overcome the current issues surrounding in vitro retinal tissue growth (e.g., random neuron growth and the time it takes to produce artificial retinas), the investigators increased the number of cells produced and improved their quality. The team compared...

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