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Growth Stimulation of Biological Cells and Tissue by Electromagnetic Fields and Uses Thereof
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Author and Affiliation:
Wolf, David A. [Inventor](NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX United States)
Goodwin, Thomas J. [Inventor](NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX United States)
Abstract: The present invention provides systems for growing two or three dimensional mammalian cells within a culture medium facilitated by an electromagnetic field, and preferably, a time varying electromagnetic field. The cells, and culture medium are contained within a fixed or rotating culture vessel, and the electromagnetic field is emitted from at least one electrode. In one embodiment, the electrode is spaced from the vessel. The invention further provides methods to promote neural tissue regeneration by means of culturing the neural cells in the claimed system. In one embodiment, neuronal cells are grown within longitudinally extending tissue strands extending axially along and within electrodes comprising electrically conductive channels or guides through which a time varying electrical current is conducted, the conductive channels being positioned within a culture medium.
Publication Date: Nov 26, 2002
Document ID:
20030015861
(Acquired Mar 07, 2003)
Subject Category: LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number: US-Patent-6,485,963, US-Patent-Appl-SN-587028, NASA-Case-MSC-22633-1
Document Type: Patent
Financial Sponsor: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX United States
Description: 23p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: CELLS (BIOLOGY); CULTURE TECHNIQUES; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; STIMULATION; TISSUES (BIOLOGY); PATENTS; ELECTRODES; ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY; ELECTRIC CURRENT; NEURONS
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