Perfusion Based Cell Culture Chips

  • A. Heiskanen
  • J. Emnéus
  • M. Dufva
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology book series (NAPSA)


Performing cell culture in miniaturized perfusion chambers gives possibilities to experiment with cells under near in vivo like conditions. In contrast to traditional batch cultures, miniaturized perfusion systems provide precise control of medium composition, long term unattended cultures and tissue like structuring of the cultures. However, as this chapter illustrates, many issues remain to be identified regarding perfusion cell culture such as design, material choice and how to use these systems before they will be widespread amongst biomedical researchers.


Microfluidic Channel Cell Base Assay Thermoplastic Polymer Perfusion Culture Metabolic Waste 
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The EU FP7 NMP project EXCELL is kindly acknowledged for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Micro- and NanotechnologyTechnical University of DenmarkKgs. LyngbyDenmark

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