3D epithelial barrier assays in vitro: How to get the best balance between practicability and physiological relevance

    Barrier assays are an important tool for in vitro drug development and drug safety testing, e.g. assessing the absorption of a drug candidate through the intestinal wall or the corrosion of chemical compounds on skin.

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    Inserts or Plates: Which format for your 3D cell culture


    3D cell culture. You've heard about it, you've read about it. You're probably daunted by the plethora of techniques available out there, but you want to join the growing number of scientists publishing in the 3D field or you hope it will make your drug discovery pipeline more effective.

    But how should you do it? What's the best for your cells?

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