Doctor Examining a Culture Flask Containing Madin-Darby Canine Kidney Epithelial Cells

Doctor Examining a Culture Flask Containing Madin-Darby Canine Kidney Epithelial Cells

Doctor Examining a Culture Flask Containing Madin-Darby Canine Kidney Epithelial Cells

This 2008 photograph depicted post-doctoral fellow, Neal Van Hoeven, Ph.D. as he was examining a culture flask containing Madin-Darby Canine Kidney epithelial cells (MDCK), and looking for any signs of growth in a stock of influenza virus. Combining animal cell cultures and recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology, has become a common laboratory practice in the creation of viral vaccines, as well as other biomanufactured products, including hormones, enzymes, and anticancer agents.