Invitrogen Launches Gibco® Algimatrix™ 3D Culture System
Product News Jul 13, 2007
Invitrogen Corporation has announced the launch of the GIBCO® AlgiMatrix™ 3D culture system, an animal-origin free bioscaffold that closely mimics the conditions of a cell in the human body. AlgiMatrix™ provides superior cell loading, nutrient delivery and potential for cell-to-cell interaction.
“AlgiMatrix™ meets the growing demand in cell culture to replace two-dimensional culture dishes with 3D scaffolds,” said Nicolas Barthelemy, Invitrogen’s Senior Vice President, Cell Culture Systems.
“This scaffolding better mirrors the environment experienced by normal cells in the body, and enables inter-cellular interactions with more realistic biology and functional relevance. AlgiMatrix™ is suitable for many cell-based screening, drug discovery, and human cell therapy procedures,” Barthelemy said.
Unlike animal-derived 3D matrices, Algimatrix™, a macroporous alginate sponge structure, delivers consistent results to support the growth of diverse cell types. It is also available at room temperature.
“Cell biology involves so much more than keeping cells alive in the lab. It requires cell characterization and monitoring throughout the experiment, and sensitive assay readouts for meaningful scientific results. By combining our cell culture capabilities with labeling and detection technologies from our Molecular Probes subsidiary, we believe we can offer our customers complete solutions for conducting better, more complete research into the biology of cells,” Barthelemy said.