InvasiCell: Development of a novel device that can faithfully mimic the tumor microenvironment

InvasiCell: Development of a novel device that can faithfully mimic the tumor microenvironment

TEAM MEMBERS

Paris A. Skourides, Professor Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus

Neophytos Christodoulou, PostDoc Researcher Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus

Adonis Hadjigeorgiou, PhD Student Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus

InvasiCell develops a 3D tumour microenvironment mimicking device that combines different features to accurately replicate the in vivo tumour microenvironment in vitro far better than its competitors without any additional equipment or treatment.

InvasiCell can provide researchers with an accessible, easy-to-use and cost-effective physiologically relevant model for the study of tumour cell behaviour and metastasis.

The development of the proposed device will not only provide a useful tool to the scientific community for studying cancer progression in general but also can be used as an important
diagnostic tool for cancer and provide an accurate drug screening platform for the development of anti-cancer medications.