Navigation Links
Plasma in bags
Date:11/11/2011

Thomas who specializes in the use of such atmospheric pressure plasmas to modify surfaces.

The new bags facilitate the sterile handling of cell cultures. Previously, researchers and clinicians had to use open Petri dishes, bottles or bioreactors. As these systems need to be opened, at least for filling, contamination can easily occur. By contrast, when using the new technology with its sealed bag system, the cells migrate directly into the bag via an injection needle or connected tube systems without coming into contact with their surroundings. The sterile interior of the bags contains nutrient medium and germ-free air or a suitable gas, which been added beforehand. Even during the cultivation period the containers do not have to be opened, and at the end the cells can be removed again by injection needle.

The researchers also maybe intend to use the disposable systems for growing artificial organs. If the bags are provided with a three-dimensional structure, cells could attach themselves to it and create artificial skin, nerves, cartilage or bone which could be used prosthetically in the patient. So far their cultivation has mainly failed because the stem cells have been reluctant to attach themselves to spatial structures. The plasma process developed at the IST could solve this problem. In collaboration with the University of Tbingen, Braunschweig City Hospital plans to isolate certain stem cells from tissue samples and investigate on which of the new plastic surfaces they could develop into bone or cartilage, for example. For this development by the group led by Dr. Michael Thomas, the IST was awarded "Selected Location 2011" as part of the "Land of Ideas" initiative. The prize will be awarded at the IST in Braunschweig on December 8, 2011.


'/>"/>
Contact: Dr. Michael Thomas
michael.thomas@ist.fraunhofer.de
49-531-215-5525
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. RevaTen platelet-rich plasma shows promise as potential treatment for heart attacks
2. MIT researchers study the danger of toxoplasma parasites
3. Scripps Research scientists redefine the role of plasma cells in the immune system
4. Grant advances quark-gluon plasma studies

5. Atmospheric pressure plasma jet from a grounded electrode
6. Toxoplasma gondii spreads in the habitat of the Iberian lynx
7. Modeling Toxoplasma focus of workshop
8. Plasma produces KO cocktail for MRSA
9. How Toxoplasma gondii gets noticed
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Plasma in bags
(Date:9/18/2014)... people are too stressed they are often grouchy, grumpy, ... Institute (BMI) at EPFL have just highlighted a fundamental ... and the loss of social skills and cognitive impairment. ... regulatory molecule in the brain. This was revealed by ... , Carmen Sandi,s team went to look for answers ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... reproductive technologies, the justice and well-being of our ... identify key issues, articulate their values and concerns, ... defensible ways forward. But what are the best ... Hastings Center and the Presidential Commission for the ... publish a series of essays to highlight the ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... A rare genetic disorder known as Jacobsen syndrome has ... investigation by researchers at San Diego State University and ... suggesting better treatment options for people with Jacobsen syndrome, ... underpinnings of autism., Jacobsen syndrome affects approximately 1 in ... It occurs in a person when there is a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):How stress tears us apart 2Why bioethics literacy matters 2Why bioethics literacy matters 3A link between Jacobsen syndrome and autism 2
... Scientists across the world are building an extensive repository ... understanding the function of the approximately 57,000 genes that ... Rice Functional Genomics Consortium recently announced the public availability ... mutations in about half of the known functional genes ...
... people are affected with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a disease ... blindness. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has identified ... different forms of RP. This discovery will help scientists ... humans. "The same genetic mutations ...
... WASHINGTON, DC As researchers continue to examine ... ,important that people understand the differences among various ... Corn Refiners Association (CRA). Interchanging two distinctly different ... corn syrup, creates factually incorrect conclusions and misleads ...
Cached Biology News:200,000 rice mutants available worldwide for scientific investigation 2Cats' eye diseases genetically linked to diseases in humans 2Pure fructose frequently confused with high fructose corn syrup 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... Nev. , Sept. 17, 2014  PDL BioPharma, Inc. ... its independent registered accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP ("EY") ... was confirmed in a letter delivered to the Company on ... on September 16, 2014.  PDL has issued ... "We have received a number of inquiries on the reason ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... PRINCETON, N.J. , Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... developing targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious disease, cancer ... Sciences, Inc. (ESI), disclosed today that each company will ... Summit. On September 18 th , ... presentation entitled: "Exosomes: A Multiplexed Platform for Clinical Management." ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... NEWTOWN, Pa. , Sept. 17, 2014 ... services and eClinical Solutions, today announced three of its ... Conference for Clinical Data Management to be held ... Vegas, Nevada . The Company also announced the ... to raise overall quality in clinical trials acquired earlier ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 2014 Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (AFAI) announced today ... Purpose Vehicle in partnership with Jatro Greentech, Inc., a ... The SPV shall be called AFAI Jatro Green Ethiopia and ... shareholder. The SPV shall pursue Jatropha planting and biofuels production ... Ethiopia . "Although we have experienced ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PDL BioPharma Issues Statement on Resignation of Ernst and Young as Corporate Auditors 2PDL BioPharma Issues Statement on Resignation of Ernst and Young as Corporate Auditors 3Aethlon Medical and Exosome Sciences To Present at the Exosomes & SingleCell Analysis Summit 2Aethlon Medical and Exosome Sciences To Present at the Exosomes & SingleCell Analysis Summit 3BioClinica to Present at 20th Annual SCDM Conference 2BioClinica to Present at 20th Annual SCDM Conference 3AFAI Signs Joint Venture Agreement With Jatro Greentech Inc. 2AFAI Signs Joint Venture Agreement With Jatro Greentech Inc. 3
... U.S. ... business, BOSTON, MA ... Hand, the world,s first commercially,available bionic hand, today announced that it has ... the,United States., Bill Graham has been named U.S. sales manager for ...
... PLC Systems Inc.,(Amex: PLC ) today announced that ... Conference on February 18-21, 2008 at the Ritz,Carlton Laguna Niguel ... 20th beginning at 3:30 pm local time. Presenting for the ... webcast of the presentation will be available at the company,s,website ...
... Open DICOM Standard DR and Data Management Systems Spurs ... Forty-Five Percent Growth for Company, ... a,leading developer of digital radiography (DR), PACS (Picture Archiving and,Communications ... the company,s revenues grew 45 percent,to surpass $35 million for ...
Cached Biology Technology:Touch Bionics adds to sales, marketing, production and design teams 2Touch Bionics adds to sales, marketing, production and design teams 3PLC Systems to Present at the ROTH Conference 2Eklin Medical Reports Record Revenues for 2007 2Eklin Medical Reports Record Revenues for 2007 3