The Electrospinning Company’s multiwell plate for 3D cell culture containing the Mimetix® scaffold was awarded the prize for best new innovative technology at the European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (ELRIG) Drug Discovery Conference in Manchester in September. The conference was attended by 1100 delegates and the award was given to the exhibitor with most delegate votes.
Mimetix is an electrospun scaffold that mimics the extracellular matrix and provides an ideal environment to support the growth of cells in 3D. The Mimetix multiwell plate is designed to be easy to use and compatible with industry standard automated handling and imaging equipment. The synthetic scaffold, which is 50 microns thick, is laser-welded into the plate, and is available in a range of pore sizes. Mimetix has been validated with a number of primary cells and cell lines, including breast cancer cells and hepatocytes and supports highly consistent cell performance in 3D.