Dr. Cecilia Rocha (McGill University, Canada) while studying cytoskeleton polymerization

“Thanks to Ananda Devices, I was able to clearly identify and follow neurite growth in hippocampal cultures for 15 days in vitro. The neuronal culture was healthy and responsive. Using Ananda’s microfluidic devices made it easy to compare results among different neuronal cultures as they are much more similar than with regular culture plates.”

Clear identification and neurite growth in hippocampal cultures for 15 days in vitro on Ananda's Neuro Device
Images are courtesy of Dr. Cecilia Rocha, McGill University, Canada

Identifying neurites

Regular culture plates allowed the long-term survival of neurons, but not the consistent identification of neurites. Other commercially available microfluidic devices did not allow cell survival and maintenance of healthy neuronal cultures for more than 1 week.

Tracking neurite growth over several weeks

Dr. Cecilia Rocha’s research required the observation of neurite growth over several weeks in vitro.

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