On February 23rd the Inaugural Physiological Oxygen Workshop and Educational Initiative which Baker helped to pioneer, was held at King's College London.
In this video, Prof. Nicholas Forsyth, Associate Director of the Institute of Science and Technology at Keele University in the UK, discusses how the use of a hypoxia workstation helped his team to develop a more efficient method of expanding mesenchymal stem cells for potential therapeutic use.
Cell and translational research often involves complex incubations and manipulations that require precise physiological low-oxygen conditions. For these specialized applications, a hypoxia workstation provides a continuous, controlled environment.
There’s a new resource available for those who want to learn more about methods for growing tissue and cells under low-oxygen conditions (hypoxia).
The fundamentals for a good research model not only includes the environment under which cells are contained, but also the media in which cells are grown.
A recent article by Mary Kay Bates in American Laboratory is the latest to make a case for hypoxic cell culture, citing the difference in oxygen concentrations in the human body vs. the air we breathe, as well as the essential importance of hypoxia in cancer research.
Low-oxygen or hypoxia cell culture is a new, but growing, area. Interest in hypoxia has ballooned in the past decade due to its importance to the understanding of angiogenesis, tumorigenesis, stem cells, diabetes and the role of metabolism in both obesity and aging.
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