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3-D Neuronal Cell Cultures for Laboratory Use (PDF)

Tulane University is actively seeking companies interested in commercializing a novel approach to generating neuronal cell cultures for laboratory use. Current approaches derive neural cell cultures from neuroblastomas in a two-dimensional culture environment. These cells do not truly resemble in vivo neuronal cells, leading to unreliable and sometimes unpredictable lab results, which costs valuable research time and money. Researchers at Tulane University have developed a novel method of generating neural cell cultures derived from normal cells in a three-dimensional culture environment. These cells are inexpensive to produce, more accurately resemble normal human neural cells and can greatly advance neural research while minimizing cost and reducing waste.

 

Applications

Provide supplies of non-neuroblastoma derived neural cells for use in research laboratories.

 

Advantages

Cells produced by this technology more closely resemble normal human neural cells, leading to more
accurate research results.

 

Technology

This technology employs state-of-the-art three-dimensional cell culturing techniques to produce neural cell cultures that are significantly improved over neural cell cultures currently in use for research. Patent applications are pending in the United States and worldwide on the method of producing cell cultures that express classic morphological and functional patterns of neuronal differentiation.

 

Inventors

Mario Philipp, Ph.D., Cheryl Nickerson, Ph.D., Tereance A. Myers

 

For more information, please contact:

John Christie
Executive Director
504-988-6962
jchrist@tulane.edu

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 website@tulane.edu