Aim. Adipogenesis research project is focused on adipose tissue, adipose stem cells and chemical testing in the developed adipose assays.  Information on adipogenesis is important in the treatment of obesity and diseases related to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes.

Principle. The adipose assay In the cell assay, adipose stem cells differentiate towards adipocytes in the presence of cytokine rich extract and accumulate triglyserides in the cytoplasm. In the test method, the effect of chemicals on triglyseride accumulation and adipose stem cell differentiation and proliferation are studied.

Status. The test is in the optimization phase.