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Carrier Awarded Patent for Controlling Apical Flow to a Cell Culture
ChE Professor Rebecca Carrier was awarded a patent for a "Device for controlled apical flow in cell culture inserts."
Abstract Source: USPTO
A device for controlling apical flow to a cell culture includes an apical insert that defines at least one inlet channel extending from an inlet port to an apical feed port and at least one outlet channel extending from an apical effluent port to an outlet port. The apical insert includes a projecting portion configured to extend into a cell culture insert to a depth that is less than a depth of the cell culture insert, and a contact surface configured to maintain a spatial relationship between the projecting portion and the cell culture insert.