1. Access to patient samples from different tumor types.
Fresh tissue is collected from tumor biopsies from the Antwertp University hospital (UZA). It is located close to the main department buidling, and samples are transported rapidly and efficiently to use for research purposes.
The tumor fragments are directly incorporated in the ClinoStar. Then, after a specific time period they are fully adapted to the invitro cell culture conditions. Thanks to our bioreactor, organoids can grow in large sizes, which makes it to behavie closer to human diseases conditions.
2. Biobanking and charachterising
Once organoids have arrived to ideal large sizes, they need to live for a long-term time period and expand. Then, they are stored in biobanks. Biobanks standardize the collection and preservation of normal or pathological specimens, as well as related clinical information.