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Tools & Techniques Cancer, Drug discovery, Personalized medicine

The Story and Science Behind the "Mini-brain"

A few years ago, we had successfully developed technology for high-throughput histology of 3D organoids. Meanwhile, Thomas Hartung at John Hopkins University had been working on "mini-brain" technology derived from iPS cells. After initial discussions at a meeting of the Society of Toxicology in 2016, we quickly recognized that working together could be a great opporunity. We could better demonstrate the utility of our technology, while Thomas could further explore the potential of the mini-brain model.

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Simon Plummer

Managing Director of Micromatrices, Dundee, UK

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