By using our website, you are agreeing to cookies being stored and Google Analytics being used on your device in order to offer the best possible service. You can find more information on thishere.
Austria.
Where Your Profits Grow Sky High.

3D model of the human placenta enables new options for drug development

researcher at microscope © pixabay

The placenta is the organ connecting mother and embryo. Its main functions are the exchange of nutrients, gases and metabolic products and the production of hormones and other substances essential for embryonic development. Placental malfunctions are the main cause of pregnancy complications and can lead to miscarriage and other serious disorders that endanger both mother and child. So far, the mechanisms underlying these disorders remain largely unexplained, not least because, up until now, there has been no reliable human cell culture model system.

Over the last few years, 3D tissue culture models, called organoids, have rapidly been established for many different human organs. A significant advantage of the placenta organoids is their capacity for self-organisation, self-renewal and constant growth. This organoid model system can also be pharmacologically and genetically manipulated. This opens up new possibilities for studying physiological and pathophysiological processes of the human placenta.

Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Linkedin

Testimonials

Events

Meet us at events, seminars and trade shows - worldwide.

  • ABA's Open Day 2021: Austria - Your ICT and Innovation Hub in the Heart of Europe

    11 March 2021/ 09.00am + 05.00 pm, Online Conference

  • Meet us @ International Machinery Forum 2021 - The Factory of Tomorrow

    11.03 - 12.03 2021, Online Conference

Austria Map

Find the perfect location for your company

The "mental closeness" of Austria to its neighbours is an important advantage for establishing new business contacts.

Ericsson Austria

Logo
More testimonials

news from the business location Austria

OMV and Kommunalkredit invest in the production of green hydrogen

The Austrian oil and gas company OMV and Kommunalkredit Austria AG (Kommunalkredit) have announced a joint investment in the construction of Austria’s largest electrolysis plant to be located in the OMV Schwechat Refinery.

Evotec SE

Evotec is an active substance research company which rapidly presses ahead with innovative product approaches on the basis of development partnerships with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, academics, patient advocacy groups and venture capitalists.

More news All blog posts