Chamber for Chemotaxis and Migration Studies
µ-Slide Chemotaxis 3D by ibidi
ibidi a supplier of solutions for Bio-Microscopy (so-called ‘µ-Slides'), releases the µ-Slide Chemotaxis 3D, a chamber for chemotaxis and migration studies of non-adherent cells in 3D gel matrices. This new slide allows the motion tracking of non-adherent chemotactically active cells like lymphocytes, dendritic cells or macrophages in different gel matrices (e.g. collagen). So far, comparable cell-based assays only allowed the analysis of migrating cells in a two-dimensional fashion. With the ibidi µ-Slide Chemotaxis 3D it is possible for the first time to simulate, analyze and quantify the motility of non-adherent cells in an in vivo like environment over a 48 h period.
ibidi's technology was funded by the german BMBF. The company was and is highly engaged in the focus program "optical technologies (Biophotonics)" in joint research projects.