Scaffold for cost-effective 3D cell culture growth
Amsbio has announced the launch of Alvetex - a unique cell-culture scaffold that enables genuine 3D cell culture to be grown routinely and cost effectively.
Already successfully applied to numerous applications including drug-toxicity models with liver cells, skin-raft assays and bone-remodelling studies, Alvetex provides a stable and inert scaffold for cells to grow, mimicking in-vivo growth and formation of tissues in the body.
Alvetex has a highly porous architecture that is specifically tailored for 3D cell culture and designed to be compatible with existing cell-culture techniques and post cell-culture analysis.
Extensively tested and validated with a large number of cell types, Alvetex from Amsbio enables the formation of complex 3D cellular structures, increases viability, decreases cell death and enhances cell function.
Available in different formats for short- and long-term cell culturing, Alvetex offers high flexibility.
Using this material, cells can be visualised by confocal or live-cell imaging, or treated like tissue.
It is also easy to process for histological staining, immunocytochemistry and electron microscopy.
Viable cells can also be isolated by Alvetex for passaging or flow cytometry.
This 3D scaffold offers the potential to revolutionise basic cellular research, disease modelling, drug-toxicity screening and cosmetic-safety testing.