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The HMI™ module: a new tool to study the Host-Microbiota Interaction in the human gastrointestinal tract in vitro

Massimo Marzorati1, Barbara Vanhoecke2, Tine De Ryck2, Mehdi Sadaghian Sadabad3, Iris Pinheiro4, Sam Possemiers14, Pieter Van den Abbeele1, Lara Derycke5, Marc Bracke2, Jan Pieters6, Tom Hennebel1, Hermie J Harmsen3, Willy Verstraete1 and Tom Van de Wiele1*

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1 Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology (LabMET), Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Gent, Belgium

2 Laboratory of Experimental Cancer Research, Ghent University, 1P7, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium

3 Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

4 ProDigest, Technologiepark 3, 9052 Gent, Belgium

5 Upper Airways Research Laboratory, Ghent University, Medical Research Building O, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium

6 Department of Biosystems Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Gent, Belgium

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BMC Microbiology 2014, 14:133  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-14-133

Published: 22 May 2014

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Computational fluid dynamics simulation of the module chamber under different shear forces. Figure S2. Clustering of DGGE fingerprinting analysis for total bacteria.

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