GrowDex hydrogels have many properties that make them ideal for culturing cells in 3D
GrowDex® Hydrogel Range
Natural ready to use hydrogels for 3D cell culture applications providing convenience and consistent results.
Simple & Customisable
Our biocompatible hydrogels are made from just 2 components, nanofibrillar cellulose and purified water. They can be customised easily by simply adding components such as growth factors or proteins directly to the gel. Stiffness of the gel is achieved by dilution the your cell media.
Convenient & Easy to Use
All our hydrogels are provided ready to use in handy syringes for easy handling and dispensing and can be stored at ambient temperature. No cross-linking, gelation or sonication steps are required, just mix the hydrogel with your media and cells, dispense and incubate. Cells or organoids can be recovered using GrowDase in a one-step process without harm from mechanical damage.
Ready to use
One-step cell recovery
Reliable & Reproducible
Our hydrogels are manufactured to the highest standards and their performance measured against strict quality control criteria, so you can be sure the performance will be the same regardless of the Lot ordered. The hydrogels are not autofluorescent so imaging with any microscope or high content imaging system is simple and the ambient handling of the hydrogels makes them ideal for high throughput assays.
Microscope & imaging compatible
With over 150 different assay protocols available GrowDex is our original hydrogel. Highly biocompatible GrowDex has been used widely for the culture of primary cells through to iPS and ES cells.
GrowDex-T brings superior imaging quality for phase contrast and brightfield imaging. This hydrogel is completely transparent making imaging and automated analysis easy.
GrowDase enzyme breaks down GrowDex hydrogel to form a solution in an easy one step efficient cell recovery process.
GrowInk Bioinks for 3D printing, can be mixed directly with cells for bioprinting applications. The matrix can be customised by the addition of molecules, such as growth factors or adhesion proteins, as needed by your specific cells.