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Hollow fiber: a biophotonic implant for live cells
Author(s): Oscar F. Silvestre; Mark D. Holton; Huw D. Summers; Paul J. Smith; Rachel J. Errington
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Paper Abstract

The technical objective of this study has been to design, build and validate biocompatible hollow fiber implants based on fluorescence with integrated biophotonics components to enable in fiber kinetic cell based assays. A human osteosarcoma in vitro cell model fiber system has been established with validation studies to determine in fiber cell growth, cell cycle analysis and organization in normal and drug treated conditions. The rationale for implant development have focused on developing benchmark concepts in standard monolayer tissue culture followed by the development of in vitro hollow fiber designs; encompassing imaging with and without integrated biophotonics. Furthermore the effect of introducing targetable biosensors into the encapsulated tumor implant such as quantum dots for informing new detection readouts and possible implant designs have been evaluated. A preliminary micro/macro imaging approach has been undertaken, that could provide a mean to track distinct morphological changes in cells growing in a 3D matrix within the fiber which affect the light scattering properties of the implant. Parallel engineering studies have showed the influence of the optical properties of the fiber polymer wall in all imaging modes. Taken all together, we show the basic foundation and the opportunities for multi-modal imaging within an in vitro implant format.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7182, Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues VII, 71820V (13 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.809391
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Oscar F. Silvestre, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mark D. Holton, Swansea Univ. (United Kingdom)
Huw D. Summers, Swansea Univ. (United Kingdom)
Paul J. Smith, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Rachel J. Errington, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7182:
Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues VII
Daniel L. Farkas; Dan V. Nicolau; Robert C. Leif, Editor(s)

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