An imaging technology developed for space finds an application in a device for cell therapy.
Image guided laser system
Our space technology, a transmission and fluorescent imaging unit, found an application in a benchtop photoporator for Ghent University. A photoporator generates nanosized pores in the membrane of eukaryotic cells. Combining the technology of Lambda-X and Ghent University has interesting applications in the fields of tissue engineering and basic cell research.
We received support in the development of a photoporation device, a system for cell therapy production. Verhaert, the ESA technology transfer broker, supported UGhent in the transfer process of the space technology developed in the context of the AMME project, wherein a compact dedicated confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) has been developed for 3D fluorescence imaging of biological samples. Combining our laser based transfection technology with this imaging technology originally developed for space enables automated delivery of large molecules into single cells in complex environments.
Dr. Stephan Stremersch
Laboratory for General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy, Ghent University