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Abstract #1516

e-Incubator: MRI Compatible Mini-Incubator

Huihui Xu 1 , Vahid Khalilzad-Shargi 1 , Karin wartella 1 , and Shadi F Othman 1

1 University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, United Kingdom

There is a crucial need to assess ex vivo constructs. MRI helps fulfill this role, but specimens allocated to a test tube for imaging cannot be returned to incubators, therefore, are wasted due to transfer incubation in a less than optimal growth environment. We present a standalone, miniature MRI-compatible incubator, termed the e-incubator, which uses a microcontroller to automatically sense and regulate physiological conditions for tissues and allow concurrent tissue culture and evaluation. The e-incubator offers an innovative scheme to study multiple applications, including underlying mechanisms related to the structural and functional changes of tissues due to growth and maturation.

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