Scaffold-free cell-based systems


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Scaffold-free cell-based systems. This issue of BTJ, edited by Umut Gurkan (Harvard Medical School, MA, USA) and Feng Xu (Xi' an Jiaotong University, China) highlights several applications of scaffold-free systems such as cell therapies for tissue regeneration, in vitro functional tissue and disease models for drug sensitivity testing, cell-based biosensors, and drug delivery. Cover image: Confocal image of a microtissue generated from human colorectal carcinoma cell line, HCT-116, stained for integrin, 1 (green), cytoskeleton (red) and nuclei (blue). Image: Irina Agarkova (InSphero AG, Zurich, Switzerland). See the article by Drewitz et al.,