Tests on animals are routinely used in many research areas, including pre-clinical drug development and testing of chemicals and cosmetics. Today, there is a growing interest in developing alternatives to research methods that involves living animals, and also to replace animal derived components used in different kind of products.
Understanding of cell movements is essential in many aspects of cell biology research, and crucial not least in cancer research. Cell movements have a key role both when it comes to exploring how unharmful cells transform into dangerous cancer cells, and in the search for new therapeutic strategies based on the human body´s own defense
For the first time, sales during the past 12 months reached 5 MSEK. Since our previous report, much effort has gone into implementing the ambitious market expansion made possible by the capital acquisition this summer.
Lunds Universitet och PHI samarbetar kring utveckling av nya 3D-cellodlingsmetoder för immunterapiforskning
Baserat på PHI:s befintliga HoloMonitor-teknik, har institutionen för Immunteknologi vid Lunds Universitet och Phase Holographic Imaging (PHI) avtalat om att gemensamt utveckla nya metoder för 3‑dimensionell cellodling. Detta för att möta ett akut och snabbt växande behov av dessa metoder inom cancerforskningen.
Lund University and PHI partner to develop novel 3D cell culturing methods for immunotherapy research
Based on PHI’s current HoloMonitor technology, the Department of Immunotechnology at Lund University and Phase Holographic Imaging (PHI) recently agreed to jointly develop novel 3-dimensional cell culturing methods to meet the urgent need for such methods.
Digital holographic imaging is a label-free, non-toxic quantitative method that can be used for single cell analysis for a long time period. Sofia Kamlund, PhD, Lund University and Phase Holographic Imaging, has used this method in her thesis Not all those who wander are lost – A Study of Cancer Cells by Digital Holographic Imaging, Fluorescence and a combination there of. The technique allows the researcher to follow changes over time and evaluate cell response on living cells.
Sofia Kamlund has studied Cell Division and Cell Movement using Digital Holographic Microscopy. Her research presents new ways of analyzing individual cells by using Holographic Microscopy alone or in combination with Fluorescence Microscopy.
PHI had a successful Holomonitor User Meeting where we discussed how to use HoloMonitor with focus on cancer research. The presentations showed new methods within cancer research and cell biology.
PHI’s Industrial Doctoral Student Louise Stenbaeck received a prize from Danish Cancer Society for her poster “Holographic microscopy: Macrophage-uptake of SA-MIPs”. Louise’s poster showed something new within cancer research on cell level. Her research within cell proliferation shows that morphological parameters and treatment with the plastic nanoparticles MIP:s (molecularly imprinted polymers) increased the values for cell
Cancer kills millions of people every year and is one of humanity’s greatest health challenges. In recent years, immune cells were shown to play critical roles in tumor growth and metastatic progression. The environment where tumor cells live consists of a wide range of cell types, among them immune cells. Even though the power is