VitroScreen partecipated to the Seminar entitled ‘MOdels ON liver’, organized by the Italian Scientific Society CellTOX in collaboration with the ‘Instituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dalla Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna (IZSLER)’. The workshop report is presented in Altex 32(3), 2015.
Barbara De Servi, VitroScreen’s senior researcher, gave a presentation entitled: “3D co-coltures: characterization and applications of the microliver model”. The biological relevance of the 3D microliver model was described and its usefulness in pre-clinical studies and drug discovery was presented. The toxicity of food ingredients, their mechanism of action and antioxidant activity as well as the hepatotoxicity of chemicals, pesticides and newly developed materials can also be assessed using the microliver model.