BRAIN AG and Mannheim University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) have published “In Vitro Skin Three Dimensional Models and Their Applications,” the first review article from the M2Aind (Multimodal Analytics and Intelligent Sensorics for the Health Industries) collaboration research project spearheaded by MUAS. The article provides a guide on selecting cell models for skin care and pharmaceutical research and points toward greater understanding of skin physiology for cosmetic applications.
In “In Vitro,” researchers discuss the composition, features and functions of human skin, and the advantages and disadvantages of currently available 3D skin models. An overview table offers a comprehensive comparison of each option.
“The review article also gives an outlook on prospective future developments, including the use and exploitation of novel human stem cell technologies for personalized diagnosis, therapy development, and regenerative medicine,” said Rüdiger Rudolf, Ph.D., professor of biosensorics at MUAS and coordinator of coordinator of the M2Aind impulse project M2OGA. “The review serves as a guide for choosing appropriate cell models in skin pharmaceutical and cosmetics research and has helped the cooperation partners BRAIN and MUAS in further shaping common goals.”