Product News: Bio-Techne has announced launch of Cultrex Ultimatrix BME to support organoid and pluripotent stem cell cultures

31 Mar 2021

Bio-Techne Corporation has announced the release of Cultrex™ UltiMatrix™ Reduced Growth Factor Basement Membrane Extract (RGF BME), an extracellular matrix hydrogel that promises significant performance and consistency benefits for culturing organoids and pluripotent stem cells. 

UltiMatrix RGF BME addresses the market need for a dependable, high concentration cell scaffolding matrix with compositional and physical properties specifically designed for use in generating advanced 2D and 3D cell culture models. Cultrex UltiMatrix RGF BME matrix improvements include increased total protein content, optimized extracellular matrix protein composition, high levels of entactin, and improved tensile strength while reducing the dependency on supplemental growth factors.

“Cultrex UltiMatrix BME offers improvements to matrix hydrogels that are urgently needed to support the increased use of organoids and pluripotent stem cells for drug discovery research, personalized medicine, and regenerative medicine. We're very excited to add this advanced matrix to our portfolio”, said Dave Eansor, President, Protein Sciences Segment.

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