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Our partners in 3 D cell cultivation

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) has been our long-term partner in accelerating our research, so we can optimise our product for new pre-clinical applications. We are glad their team is supporting us since 2017.

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Handling samples efficiently and precisely in a sterile environment is the most critical aspect of generating standardised 3D tissue models. Transportation and timing significantly impact cellular behaviour and physiology. LifeTaq is integrating XPlanar transport technology and TwinCAT automation software from Beckhoff Automation to crush these barriers. We are creating an automated mass tissue production unit that is modular and can be customized and configured to customer needs.

LifeTaq’s project was awarded the quality label ‘Seal of Excellence’ by the European Commission and is recommended for funding.

Resources

Good In Vitro Method Practices
Access the newest OECD guideline document GIVIMP with links for GCCP (Good Cell Culture Practice) and GLP.
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The 3 Rs
The 3Rs principles were first proposed in 1959. The number of animals used should be reduced and their care refined. If animal models cannot be replaced, 3D tissue models can reduce the need for in vivo testing.
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Modernization Act 2.0
Animal studies have long been the only non-human method of testing drug safety or toxicity - without any real alternative. The FDA removed the strict mandate to test on animals in December 2022.
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