GrowDex®- the natural hydrogel for 3D cell culture


GrowDex is an animal free, ready to use hydrogel that mimics the extracellular matrix (ECM) and supports cell growth and differentiation with consistent results. 

Bridging the gap between in vitro and in vivo studies GrowDex can be used for 3D cell culture for spheroid and /organoids, in personalised medicine, regenerative medicine, organ-on-a-chip models, drug release studies, 3D printing and much more. GrowDex hydrogel is manufactured according to ISO13485.


Mix & Use at room temperature


GrowDex 3D cell culture hydrogel has 8 unique features

Animal free

Xeno-free with no detectable endotoxins, GrowDex is pH neutral and supplied in a user friendly syringe for convenience and ease of use.

Room temperature stable

Stored, shipped and used at room temperature, this stable hydrogel eliminates the need for temperature control, costly transportation and is ideal for use in liquid handling system for the automation of any cell-based assay.

Ready to use

GrowDex truly is a ready-to-use hydrogel. No cross-linking, no gelation, no sonication or any other steps required prior to use. Just mix with your media and cells, dispense and incubate.

Reproducible lots

Raw material supply, production procedures and quality control checks, to ensure that GrowDex is manufactured reproducibly to the highest standards.


The biocompatible nanofibrillar network allows easy diffusion of small molecules such as nutrients and oxygen supporting the culture of various cell types.

Tunable viscosity

The viscosity ”stiffness” of GrowDex can be tuned by dilution with media. As different cell types thrive in different micro-environments, determining the optimum conditions for your cells is imperative. Being ready to use, dilution curves with GrowDex are quick and easy to prepare.

Microscope & imaging compatible

GrowDex is not auto-fluorescent, is compatible with microscope and cell imaging systems and can be used for brightfield, phase contrast or fluorescence image capture.

One-step cell recovery

GrowDase enzyme allows easy recovery of cells, spheroids or other sample from GrowDex without disrupting or destroying the structure.