Cell culture is the process by which cells are grown under controlled conditions, generally outside their natural environment. It is one of the major tools used in cellular and molecular biology which provides excellent model systems for studying the normal physiology and biochemistry of cells, cell metabolism, cell homeostasis, the effects of drugs and toxic compounds on the cells, and mutagenesis and carcinogenesis. Cell culture is also used as a model system for diseases and drug screening.
Currently, in our lab we have around 30 different cancer cell models including adherent cells and cells in suspension.
Cell culture lab equipment includes:
- Cell incubator
- Cell culture hood
- Cell counter
- Cell culture flasks
- Media, sera, cell media additives
- Cell culture-grade Petri dishes
- Pipettes of various capacities
- Cell culture-grade tubes of various sizes
- Serological pipettor
- Sterile filters
- Cell culture microwell plates
- Waste container
- 70% ethanol antiseptic