A Structured Environment for Cell Performance
StemoniX® microBrain® 2D Assay Ready, pre-plated product is a human iPSC-derived, balanced culture of cortical neurons and astrocytes (nominally 50%-50%) derived from a single source that demonstrates accelerated features of cell maturity, cell functionality and cell-to-cell interaction to closely represent human brain tissue.
microBrain cortical neurons are primarily excitatory (glutamatergic) neurons balanced with inhibitory (GABAergic) neurons (approx. 80% to 20% ratio).
microBrain 2D Assay Ready is delivered to the customer pre-plated, under ambient conditions and is an ideal model for neurotoxicity and neuro safety studies, high throughput screening and drug discovery.
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Neural Network Structure & Cell Maturity
The microBrain neural network structure develops extensively and supports enhanced maturity of the neurons and astrocytes. The effectiveness of microBrain’s network structure and cell maturity level is evident by:
- Density of Functional Synapses Resulting in Active Neuronal Circuitry
- Expression of Key Neuronal Genes
- Strong Response to Neurotransmitters