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Title: A 3D microfluidic model to recapitulate cancer cell migration and invasion
Authors: Toh, Y.-C 
Raja, A
Yu, H 
Van Noort, D
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Toh, Y.-C, Raja, A, Yu, H, Van Noort, D (2018). A 3D microfluidic model to recapitulate cancer cell migration and invasion. Bioengineering 5 (2) : 29. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We have developed a microfluidic-based culture chip to simulate cancer cell migration and invasion across the basement membrane. In this microfluidic chip, a 3D microenvironment is engineered to culture metastatic breast cancer cells (MX1) in a 3D tumor model. A chemo-attractant was incorporated to stimulate motility across the membrane. We validated the usefulness of the chip by tracking the motilities of the cancer cells in the system, showing them to be migrating or invading (akin to metastasis). It is shown that our system can monitor cell migration in real time, as compare to Boyden chambers, for example. Thus, the chip will be of interest to the drug-screening community as it can potentially be used to monitor the behavior of cancer cell motility, and, therefore, metastasis, in the presence of anti-cancer drugs. © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Source Title: Bioengineering
ISSN: 2306-5354
DOI: 10.3390/bioengineering5020029
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