A 3-dimensional model of human respiratory tissue has been shown to be an effective platform for measuring the impact of chemicals, like those found in cigarette smoke, or other aerosols on the lung.
Scientists at British American Tobacco assessed a commercially available 3-dimensional in vitro tissue model, MucilAir, by growing human respiratory epithelial cells at the air-liquid interface on a porous membrane — in this case nasal cells were used.
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