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Growing cells in nanocellulose

UPM delights biomedical researchers with GrowDex nanocellulose gel. The medium is an excellent choice for growing human cells.

Growing bacterial cells and yeast cells produces rye bread, and growing viruses produces vaccines. Growing human cells can produce, for instance, a miniature liver, which can then be used for testing drugs instead of testing on animals.

"The Division of Pharmaceutical Biosciences at the University of Helsinki has already succeeded in growing a preform of a miniature liver. The researchers have used UPM's cellulose-based GrowDex hydrogel as the culture medium," says product head Pia Nilsson from UPM Biochemicals.


Source: Biofore (UPM's Stakeholder Magazine)


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