The method enables to quantitatively assess the invasion of endothelial cells in extracellular-matrix mimicking hydrogels, such as collagen or polyethylene glycol, and to measure the forces exerted by the cells that enable them to invade. Endothelial cells are seeded on the side of a hydrogel and

Last updated on: 11-02-2020 - 08:55

Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
Patient-derived explants of prostate cancer provide an ex vivo model that retains the architecture and microenvironment of the native tissue. It enables the evaluation of drug responses on individual patient’s tumors ex vivo without passaging in animals. It is compatible with all molecular analysis

Last updated on: 07-02-2020 - 15:55

Contact: Johan Swinnen
Organisation: KU Leuven
Partners: University of Adelaide
Status: History of use, Published in peer reviewed journal
Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) is a form of isolated lung perfusion in normothermic conditions and can be achieved with a pump-driven perfusion machine that recirculates a preservation solution through the vasculature of the lung in addition to mechanical ventilation. EVLP is based on a physiological

Last updated on: 07-02-2020 - 15:50

Contact: Arne Neyrinck
Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
We have developed an innovative two-chamber skin explant model specifically for studies involving skin of marine fish. An apparatus was 3D-printed and consists of two plates, a lower and upper plate (with funnel). By mounting the explant between the plates, two chambers can be created with the

Last updated on: 04-02-2020 - 13:31

Organisation: Ghent University, Ghent University, Liège Université
Status: Internally validated
The GIDM-colon is a validated in vitro model that allows the study of the availability of compounds and the metabolisation at the level of the colon. The human physiological conditions of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, small intestine and colon) are mimicked. The continiuous flow eliminates

Last updated on: 03-02-2020 - 08:44

Organisation: University of Antwerp
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
MELN cells [provided by INSERM, Montpellier, FR; Balaguer et al. (1999)] are oestrogen-sensitive human breast cancer cells (MCF-7) stably transfected with the oestrogen-responsive gene (ERE-βGlo-Luc-SVNeo) carried by integrated plasmids. A standard set-up has been developed to expose MELN cells

Last updated on: 28-01-2020 - 16:39

Contact: Cannot be disclosed
Organisation: VITO
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
The rainbow trout gill cell line assay quantifies cell viability using fluorescent measurements for metabolic activity (Alamar Blue, AB), cell membrane integrity (5-CarboxyFluorescein DiAcetate AcetoxyMethyl ester, CFDA-AM) and lysosomal membrane integrity (Neutral Red, NR). Chemicals are added to

Last updated on: 20-01-2020 - 10:26

Contact: Cannot be disclosed
Organisation: VITO
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
We describe a fluorescent cell-based in vitro infection model that reproduces host-Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) interactions. Using the epithelial cell line A6 from Xenopus laevis, we reproduced different stages of host cell infection and intracellular growth of Bd, resulting in host cell

Last updated on: 10-01-2020 - 15:28

Contact: Elin Verbrugghe
Organisation: Ghent University
Status: Published in peer reviewed journal
We have successfully set-up the iPSC technology and are able to derive human cortical neurons for the study of neurodevelopmental disorders e.g. the MECP2 duplication syndrome (published) and other projects in the lab (ongoing). We also create isogenic lines using CrispR-Cas technology. All lines

Last updated on: 07-01-2020 - 15:23

Contact: Hilde Van Esch
Organisation: KU Leuven
Status: Still in development, History of use, Published in peer reviewed journal
Identifying drug-target interactions is a crucial step in drug repositioning, the process of suggesting new indications for known drugs. There are about 9000 FDA-approved and experimental small molecule drugs and more than 500.000 protein records available. Performing in vitro experiments would be

Last updated on: 06-01-2020 - 17:04

Contact: Daniele Parisi
Organisation: KU Leuven
Partners: Biotech/TU-Dresden, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik Saarbrucken
Status: Still in development