BIO-INSPIRED HYDROGELS

Tune stiffness and chemistry of your cells’ substrate

  • Easy handling

    Rehydrate gel with water, and add cell media to lock it.

  • Tunable hydrogels

    Tune stiffness and chemistry to replicate the exact environment your cells need to grow.

  • Adapted to 2D, 3D, and Bioprinting protocols

    Easily adapted to your own experimental set-up.

The gels are entirely animal-free, delivering a consistent uniformity and reproducibility. They offer a nanoscale fibre size, and replicate an in vivo environment for cells and allow, for example, the development of patient-specific, cell-based bench top systems. Large range of applications: from fundamental 3D cell culture and stem cell research to development of toxicology platforms, and more realistic in vitro cancer models.

Supplied as a lyophilized peptide powder of 100 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg. You just have to rehydrate the powder with water to achieve the pre-gel solution.

Gel stiffness can be choosen function of the water volume added to the powder.

Finally add the cell media of your choice to form the hydrogel: salts present in cell media encourages fibres to lock.

 

How does it work?

  • Rehydrate with water to achieve pre-gel solution
  • Add to a cell culture well plate, along with the cell media of your choice
  • Cell media encourages fibres to lock, giving desired gel stiffness controlled by you
  • Cells can be cultured inside the gel (3D culture) or on top after addition of cell culture media (2D culture)

The Hydrogels can provide a wide range of application as their property are tunable :

  • Stem cell differenciation
  • 3D invasive assay
  • Mechanosensing, and Durotaxis assay
3D cell culture in a hydrogel (sphere format)

3D cell culture in a hydrogel (sphere format).

By adding the pre-gel solution directly in the cell media, the cells are cultured in 3D spheres.