The advancement of 3D cell culture disease modeling has allowed researchers to study viral and cellular science more realistically than ever before. 3D modeling is more predictive of biological systems, making in vitro results more easily translated to human patients. As a result, 3D cell culture models are one of the most indispensable technologies in the fight against infectious diseases.
With the emergence of the recent coronavirus pandemic, this need is greater than ever before. But the impact 3D culture can have doesn’t end there. 3D models better represent the physical and biochemical environments that viruses encounter in vivo. This has led to a wide array of new insights into the infectious action of pathogens, ranging from toxoplasma gondii to mycobacterium tuberculosis.