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    1.1m For Stem Cell Robotics

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    Sounds great! Hopefully this will expedite Prof. Geoffrey Raisman's work at UCL and help get those clinical trials going that have been postponed for over a year and a half now!
    The Plasticell consortium includes University College London (UCL) and the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC). The robotic equipment to be developed in the project will enable researchers to test the effects of thousands of different factors and combinations of factors, such as growth, nutrients, hormones, or physical conditions. These could affect how stem cells differentiate, or how they give rise to tissue cells like lung, heart, brain cells which can be used clinically. Plasticell calls this technology Combinatorial Cell Culture

    Dr Yen Choo, Plasticell's Chief Executive, said: ‘At the moment, experiments are done on a trial and error basis and since cell culture work is cumbersome, a scientist can only handle a few experiments at any one time. However, with our technology a scientist could carry out 250,000 experiments in parallel in a couple of weeks. To do this many stem cell differentiation experiments in the conventional way would take that scientist a few lifetimes.’

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    This could be huge. Thanx, manouli.
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