The parallelized study of cell culture, also know as co-culture, is where two or more groups of cells are grown with a degree of interaction between the cell populations. In research, co-culture cells are used to understand natural interactions, to synthetically establish these interactions or to improve upon population growth in certain environments. Co-cultures are vital in pharmaceutical research as they provide a more cohesive representation of drug effects on human cell-cell interaction than animal models.
To ensure a successful cell co-culture device is created, the ALine Engineering Team needs to take into consideration a few things. Foremost, a single inlet and outlet to provide equal flow rate to each chamber. All the while, the device must prevent direct interaction between different co-culture compartments.