3D InSight™ Human Liver Microtissues

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3D InSight™ Human Liver Microtissues deliver high biological relevance due to the tight intercellular interactions between primary human hepatocytes, establishing a polarized structure with active uptake and secretion pathways including bile canaliculi. The co-culture with primary Kupffer cells enables modeling of inflammatory reactions. This human liver model not only provides confidence in the obtained data because of its multicellular primary cell composition, but also because the most relevant toxicity pathways typically observed in vivo are reflected in this model, including: cytochrome metabolism, mitochondrial function, hepatocellular efflux and interaction with non-parenchymal liver cells. The result is 3D InSight™ Human Liver Microtissues: a sensitive model for DILI prediction with the specificity to accurately distinguish between known hepatotoxicants and structurally-related non-toxic analogs. Their properties also makes them a suitable model for investigating mechanistic tox pathways, such as inhibition of bile acid secretion, idiosyncratic toxicity, and CYP-mediated toxicity.

  • Scaffold-free 3D spheroid models composed of primary human hepatocytes +/- Kupffer cells
  • Choice of pooled donor or single-donor hepatocytes for fit-for-purpose toxicity testing
  • Predictive DILI model, which detects up to 50% more true DILI compounds than 2D culture, while maintaining high specificity for non-DILI compounds
  • Suitable for long-term and idiosyncratic toxicity testing with repeat-dosing

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  • InSphero 3D InSight™ Human Liver Microtissues are produced weekly and regularly shipped to customers in the United States and Europe. Place your order on or before Tuesday at 6 PM CET (12 PM EST) to have your microtissues ship the following week.

    For pricing information and shipping costs, please request a quote, indicating the desired model system, the number of plates needed, and the preferred ship date. For more detailed information about the order and shipment dates for all InSphero microtissue products, please see our quarterly production schedule.

    3D InSight™ Human Liver Microtissues
    Production lead time: 1 week

    Catalog # Description Order by ► Ships on: US | EU
    3D InSight™ Human Liver Microtissues (multi-donor hepatocytes, co-culture with Kupffer cells), 96x July 5 ► July 12 | July 13
    July 12 ► July 19 | July 20
    July 19 ► July 26 | July 27
    July 26 ► Aug 2 | Aug 3
    Aug 2 ► Aug 9 | Aug 10
    Aug 9 ► Aug 16 | Aug 17
    Aug 16 ► Aug 23 | Aug 24
    Aug 23 ► Aug 30 | Aug 31
    Aug 30 ► Sept 6 | Sept 7
    Sept 6 ► Sept 13 | Sept 14
    Sept 13 ► Sept 20 | Sept 21
    Sept 20 ► Sept 27 | Sept 28
    Sept 27 ► Oct 4 | Oct 5
    Oct 4 ► Oct 11 | Oct 12
    Oct 11 ► Oct 18 | Oct 19
    Oct 18 ► Oct 25 | Oct 26
    3D InSight™ Human Liver Microtissues (multi-donor hepatocytes, monoculture), 96x
    KT-02-121-14 3D InSight™ DILI Evaluation Kit (6 plates of 96x Multi-donor microtissues, media, ATP assay, and reference compounds)
    MT-02-002-04 3D InSight™ Human Liver Microtissues (single-donor hepatocytes, co-culture with Kupffer cells), 96x
    MT-02-002-01 3D InSight™ Human Liver Microtissues (single-donor hepatocytes, monoculture), 96x
    CS-07-001-01 Maintenance Medium TOX*
    (for tox testing), 500 mL
    CS-07-001a-01 Maintenance Medium – AF*
    (for basic cultivation), 500 mL
    CS-07-001b-01 Maintenance Medium – INF*
    (for inflammatory tox testing), 500 mL

     For volume discounts (starting at two plates) and shipping cost, please contact our sales staff to request a quote.

    * Available only when purchased with 3D InSight™ Human Liver Microtissues.

  • 3D InSight™ Microtissues display viability and functionality for more than 4 weeks in culture. Below, images of microtissues show consistent size over time. Intracellular ATP content was assessed using the CellTiter-Glo® Cell Viability Assay (Promega). Albumin secretion was measured with human albumin ELISA (Bethyl Laboratories).


  • What is a microtissue2

    An intact bile canaliculi network expressing bile salt export pump (BSEP) protein (brown) in native liver (left) and recapitulated in 3D InSight™ Human Liver Microtissues at day 10 (right).

    Characterization 2

  • CYP activity & inducibility

    3D InSight™ MIcrotissues display sustained, inducible Cytochrome P450 enzyme activity persisting over 4 weeks in culture. Representative data from 3 donors depicted below.

  • Sensitive, specific DILI models

  • Detect idiosyncratic toxicity




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