MatriXpec™ hydrogels are developed to offer tissue-specific microenvironments for 3D cell culture. MatriXpec™ hydrogels allow running experiments in truly representative substrates that mimic the biological clues of the native extracellular matrix.
Besides the conventional MatriXpec™, we also offer MatriXpec™ Print hydrogels, which are chemically modified to allow UV photocrosslinking. MatriXpec™ Print hydrogels are developed to offer an optimal combination of biochemical and biomechanical properties for bioprinting 3D constructs based on tissue-specific microenvironments.
MatriWell™ Cell Culture Inserts
MatriWell™ are cell culture inserts containing a hydrogel with tissue-specific extracellular matrix proteins, designed for fabricating 3D epithelial barriers in vitro. When cells are cultured on MatriWell™ , they are exposed to an air interface on their top and a near-liquid interface on their bottom, an "air-gel interface". This setup mimics the exact microenvironment cells would find in the native tissue.