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The Modern ‘Three-Dimensional’ Culture

Published Date : June 07, 2017

The notion of a ‘cell-culture’ is something that grabbed the attention of numerous scientists back in the day, since a lot of experiments related to drugs, medication, reproduction, health and so on had to be considered on animals and plants. And therefore, the ‘cell culture’ became an artificial environment where the above mentioned elements were rather controlled by man-made techniques.

The earlier mechanisms used by doctors and scientists were the ‘2D cell cultures’ and their impacts. However, since the concept revolves around cells and tissue junctions, this mechanism failed to deliver the desired results. Which is why, scientists decided to choose technological up-gradation for better results and so, resorted to the modern ‘3D Cell Culture.’ This type of technology actually helps the cell grow, which is the most important part of this newly developed technology. This technology, simply put, is made to test the after effects of a drug on humans through animals.

By the end of 2025, the global 3D cell culture market is estimated to be around USD 1.8 billion. This market industry’s growth is attributed to several factors such as more number of researches in 3D cell culture, escalated demand for organ transplantation and regeneration, and the fact that many biotechnological and pharmaceutical companies are investing in this market segment.

Along many years in scientific revolutions, it is realized that cells differ from animal to animal, and therefore, their properties. What 3D cell culture does is, shows the correct properties of the condition of the cell inside tissues, and this was a huge problem in the 2D mechanism of cell culture. That technology was not able to represent the true conditions of the cell. Furthermore, a 3D cell culture is best known to differentiate between the type of cells it contains and this is what makes it a remarkable way of animal testing.

The most important thing however, becomes its implication. Over the years this concept has shown tremendous results in cancer studies, heart related problems, and has helped pharmaceutical companies take better steps at making effective medicines through thorough testing. Firstly, this device helps detect the kind of cells in the body that are infected and are harmful for the development of the body. By detecting these cells, they gather further information about what kind of medication to be given and what should be avoided. Earlier, this method would take months to figure out, because of lack of technology to understand the procedure, but with the help of this device, scientists are able to rectify this and the pharmaceutical companies are producing the right kind of medication for the same. For example, recently an article talks about how experts use ‘3D cell cultures’ for curing cancer and other related issues and their trust over it. And thirdly, this mechanism also helps in preventing further diseases of similar sorts by providing medication that is best suitable for the body type.

The cell culture has given rise to various kinds of drug testing and has been an overall success in preventing diseases.

Crystal Market Research published a report on “3D Cell Culture Market by Technology, Application, and End User - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2025   ” released and accessible at