catgut sutures, cell culture media, 3T3 cells, glass petri dish, 3D printed miniature loom + tools
3D-printed ABS miniature loom & needle created at Alternate Anatomies Lab, School of Design & Art, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia with the help of Stelarc. Handwoven sterile catgut suture thread enculturated with 3T3 cells, in DMEM cell culture media + 1% Penicillin/Streptomycin + 10% fetal calf serum + Glutamate. Handwoven in-lab using aseptic technique. Grown and maintained at SymbioticA labs for approximately 16 weeks, with the assistance of Guy Ben-Ary, manager of CELLCentral in the school of Anatomy and Human Biology at The University of Western Australia.