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ATS 2020 Virtual Conference Exhibition

Image of human airway organoids, generated using STEMCELL Technologies’ PneumaCult™ Airway Organoid Kit, exhibiting a hollow lumen and differentiated cell types such as goblet cells and ciliated cells.

As pulmonary research progresses, you can stay up to date on the latest advances by listening to experts discuss their research, learning about new products/services, and connecting with peers online. Whether you are attending ATS 2020 Virtual from Aug 5 - 10 or just want to see what’s new in pulmonary research, explore this page for educational content and tools to help you model the human airway in vitro and study respiratory diseases.

Study COVID-19 with ALI Cultures

Studying how viruses infect the airway tissue tissues helps researchers understand how to intervene and treat infected patients. To date, the air-liquid interface (ALI) culture system has been used to study a wide range of pathogens, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Illustration of a pseudostratified airway epithelium achieved with ALI culture.

Learn how and why researchers are using ALI cultures to study respiratory viral infections, including COVID-19.

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Model Cystic Fibrosis Airways

Technological advances have enabled researchers to study cystic fibrosis (CF) using specialized in vitro cell culture models, such as ALI cultures of primary human airway epithelial cells. Learn more about studying CF with airway epithelial cells by exploring the resources below.

Studying Cystic Fibrosis with ALI Cultures

See the side-by-side performance data for different commercially available expansion and differentiation media for culturing CF airway epithelial cells at the ALI.

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Webinar: Studying Cystic Fibrosis Using Primary Human Nasal Epithelial Cells

Explore the advantages of using nasal epithelial cell cultures, including their relevance to patients, and their implications for precision medicine in CF in this webinar by Dr. Theo Moraes.

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Win a Prize

Play our online game for a chance to win the ATS 2020 Virtual prize draw.

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ATS 2020 Virtual: Prize Draw

Enter for a chance to win a STEMCELL prize pack. A winner will be drawn at the end of the conference.

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Get a Free Respiratory System Wallchart

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Overview of the Respiratory System

Get a complimentary wallchart for an organizational and functional overview of the respiratory system.

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Studying Lung Disorders with Organoids

Human airway organoids, a near-physiological in vitro model system that mimics the in vivo lung, represent a powerful tool for studying lung biology, modeling disease, and rapidly developing treatments against respiratory pathogens. Learn how and why you should include the organoid culture system in your research by browsing the resources below.

Pulmonary Organoids Resource Center

Explore resources on in vitro lung modeling using an organoid culture system.

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Organoid E-Book

Learn about the evolution of organoid techniques, from their original development and description to updated applications and future outlooks, by downloading this detailed e-book.

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Discover New and Upcoming Products for Respiratory Research

Explore our new and upcoming cell culture media designed to help you model the human airway in vitro and study respiratory diseases.

Product image of the PneumaCult™ Airway Organoid Kit used in generating human airway organoids

New: PneumaCult™ Airway Organoid Kit

Perform high-throughput drug screening with fully differentiated and functional airway organoids generated from human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs).

Related Webinar:
In Vitro Human Airway Modeling Using Primary Airway Epithelial Cells

STEMdiff™ Lung Progenitor Kit

Generate lung progenitor cells from human embryonic stem (ES) and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells using a specialized serum-free medium system.

Related Webinar:
Making Lung Cells from Pluripotent Stem Cells: Disease Modeling and Future Therapies

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Coming Soon: Protocol Videos for In Vitro Human Airway Modeling

  • Expansion of Human Airway Epithelial Cells
  • Differentiation of Human Airway Epithelial Cells
  • Evaluating the Barrier Integrity of ALI Cultures by TEER Measurement

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Pulmonary Services by CAS

Explore whether contract research would be a good option to support your goals.

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Evaluate the effects of your investigative compounds on the human airway using ALI cultures by contracting out your pulmonary research to Contract Assay Services (CAS).

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Browse Resources for Research During COVID-19

Whether you are working from home or socially distant in the lab, there are ways to stay connected and make headway with your science. Keep up with the latest advances and get inspiration and support for your next steps with these tips and resources.