A thermoreversible gel compatible with LIVE cells.
It can be used to immobilise non-adherent cells and beads by simple warming, and conversely allowing their recovery by simple cooling.
CyGEL™ is unusual in that it is a liquid when cold and a gel when warmed!
What are the key benefits? CyGEL™ has many applications in imaging, flow cytometry and cell-based screening. It is compatible with LIVE cells, usefully allowing their immobilisation for analysis and subsequent release for ongoing experimentation.
Key benefits include:-
optically clear with low autofluorescence
controllable and rapid transition from liquid to gel
convenient immobilisation of non-adherent cells and beads
compatible with GFP and "in gel" fluorescent probes including DRAQ5™
allows rapid preparation of cells for gel mounting
permits long term analysis of non-adherent cells
acts as a support matrix
permits sterile, low temperature recovery of cells from gel
multiple assay formats and applications including apoptosis detection