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MP14: High-throughput 3D Spheroid Culture and Drug Testing Using a 384 Hanging Drop Array

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Amy Y. Hsiao1,6, Yi-Chung Tung1,2,6, Steven G. Allen1, Yu-suke Torisawa1, Mitchell Ho3, Shuichi Takayama1,4,5

1Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA.
2Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan.
3Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of HGH Advanced Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
4Macro Molecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA.
5School of Nano-Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering WCU Project, UNIST, Ulsan 689-798, Republic of Korea.
6These authors contributed equally to this capsiplex work.


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