PREDECT Protocols for Complex 2D/3D Cultures

Suzana Vidic, Marta F. Estrada, Kjersti Gjerde, Vítor E. Santo, Annika Osswald, Michaël Barbier, Yolanda T. Chong, Wolfgang Sommergruber, Ronald De Hoogt, Catarina Brito, Ralph Graeser

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PREDECT, a European IMI consortium, has assumed the task to generate robust 2D and 3D culture platforms. Protocols established for 2D and 3D monoculture and stromal coculture models of increasing complexity (spheroid, stirred-tank bioreactor, Matrigel- and collagen-embedded cultures) have been established between six laboratories within academia, biotech, and pharma. These models were tested using three tumor cell lines (MCF7, LNCaP, and NCI-H1437), covering three pathologies (breast, prostate, and lung), but should be readily transferable to other model systems. Fluorescent protein tagged cell lines were used for all platforms, allowing for online measurement of growth curves and drug responses to treatments. All methods, from culture setup to phenotypic characterization and gene expression profiling are described in this chapter. The adaptable methodologies and detailed protocols described here should help to include these models more readily to the drug discovery pipeline.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems Chemical Biology: Methods and Protocols
Subtitle of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameSystems Chemical Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029


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