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The Quasi Vivo® system is an advanced interconnected cell culture flow system, engineered to provide in vivo like conditions for cell growth.
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Kirkstall Ltd. is a biotechnology company, operating within the global organ-on-a-chip market. Established in 2006, our aim is to satisfy the overwhelming need for more human relevant science, brought about by the failures of traditional in vitro research and animal research models.
Designed to eliminate bubbles and provide laminar flow. It allows for submerged cell culture, whilst the modular nature allows for interconnecting cell co-culture.
The QV600 chamber allows the creation of an air liquid interface or liquid/liquid barrier model through the insertion of commercially available inserts or transwells.
The QV900 6-chamber optical tray provides a compact, “organ-on-a-chip” like disposable unit making it ideal for users requiring high-content experiments and for industrial use.
“The utility of in vitro testing in toxicology and also to some extent in compound discovery activities has been very limited in the past. The Quasi Vivo® technology overcomes many of the major obstacles preventing in vitro techniques from being a scientifically valid approach that can mimic accurately what can happen in and between different human and animal tissues.”
Prof. David Tweats, former Vice-President of GSK
The Quasi Vivo® system is specifically designed for ease of use and adaptability. There are 3 different chambers available, giving you a wide variety of applications, including but not limited to;
Q & A with Dr Miriam Dwek How are you using QV in your lab? We are using the Quasi Vivo® system in our studies of breast cancer cell behaviour in 3-dimensional cell culture. What were the main benefits you got from the training? By undertaking the training and...read more
ADVANCED CELL CULTURE LAB BASED TRAINING COURSE 16th and 17th March 2017 University of Westminster, London. We are pleased to announce the 1st in a series of workshops in 2017 will be hosted in the department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Westminster,...read more
New CRACK IT Challenge Kirkstall is pleased to be a part of one of three winning consortia for the NC3Rs CRACK IT challenge: OsteoChip. Together with Cardiff University, University of York and Biogelx, the project aims to develop an in vitro model to recapitulate the...read more