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Cell-building Discovery Could Reduce Need for Some Animal Research
February 2, 2009
Brown University biomedical engineers, using a 3-D petri dish they invented, have successfully built complex-shaped microtissues by assembling small building blocks of living cell clusters. The finding, to be published in the March 1 edition of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, helps advance the field of tissue engineering and could reduce the need for some animal research.
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