A microwell array system for stem cell culture

Title
A microwell array system for stem cell culture
Author
정봉근
Keywords
microwells; poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG); embryoid bodies (EBs); IN-VITRO DIFFERENTIATION; EMBRYOID BODIES; HEMATOPOIETIC DEVELOPMENT; ENDOTHELIAL-CELLS; AGGREGATION; CULTIVATION; HOMOGENEITY; SUSPENSION; EFFICIENCY; HYDROGELS
Issue Date
2008-02
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Citation
BIOMATERIALS, v. 29, No. 6, Page. 752-763
Abstract
Directed embryonic stem (ES) cell differentiation is a potentially powerful approach for generating a renewable source of cells for regenerative medicine. Typical in vitro ES cell differentiation protocols involve the formation of ES cell aggregate intermediates called embryoid bodies (EBs). Recently, we demonstrated the use of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) microwells as templates for directing the formation of these aggregates, offering control over parameters such as size, shape, and homogeneity. Despite these promising results, the previously developed technology was limited as it was difficult to reproducibly obtain cultures of homogeneous EBs with high efficiency and retrievability. In this study, we improve the platform by optimizing a number of features: material composition of the microwells, cell seeding procedures, and aggregate retrieval methods. Adopting these modifications, we demonstrate an improved degree of homogeneity of the resulting aggregate populations and establish a robust protocol for eliciting high EB formation efficiencies. The optimized microwell array system is a potentially versatile tool for ES cell differentiation studies and high-throughput stem cell experimentation.
URI
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142961207008320http://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/76862
ISSN
0142-9612
DOI
10.1016/j.biomaterials.2007.10.030
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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES[E](공학대학) > BIONANO ENGINEERING(생명나노공학과) > Articles
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