Cancer Research Genetics UK have donated £10,000 to Dr Mathew Smalley at Cardiff University and European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute for new equipment.

The ECSCRI team will purchase equipment for the Marcia Phillips Tissue Culture Suite which will allow them to perform low oxygen cell cultures. Low oxygen levels are often found at the centre of solid tumours, and cancer cells (and normal cells) behave very differently in these conditions. The incubator will allow researchers to mimic these conditions within tumours to determine cancer stem cell behaviour and responses to therapies. In addition they will also purchase a “GentleMACS Disruptor” which allows for automated separation of solid tumour samples into their individual cancer cells without harming the cells in the process.

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