In contrast to 2D cell culture, 3D cell culture is better able to approximate in vivo conditions early in the research process. These early-stage data can provide important information about a biologic or a drug candidate, and can help reduce the costs associated with bringing a new drug to the market.
A great variety of 3D cell culture options are available to the researcher. This article touches upon cell culture systems with and without scaffolds, bioreactors, and gels and extracellular matrices.
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