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GrowDex® syringe 5 ml

UPM Biomedicals100,103,005Available: Worldwide

GrowDex® hydrogel consists of nanofibrillar cellulose (1.5% w/v) and 98.5% purified water and is supplied ready to use. GrowDex is ready to use and can be mixed directly with cells and culture media, no gelation or cross-linking step required. Ambient handling and shear thinning properties of GrowDex enable easy dispensing and use in automated systems. Please refer to the product Instructions for Use and the Quickstart Guide…

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Great biomaterial


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

3D cell culture and tissure regeneration

It is an amazing biomaterial that is used for human tissue regeneration.

Review Date: 30 May 2022 | UPM Biomedicals

Interesting results, easy downstream applications.


Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Breast cancer immuno-oncology

The matrix is easy to use, and easier to dissolve after use which is always a big plus for downstream analysis. We have made some interesting findings, as well, so of course that is one reason we're happy to have used this matrix.

Review Date: 8 Dec 2021 | UPM Biomedicals

Great product for animal free cell culture.


Average Rating 4.7

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Drug screening of speroids

Easy to use and mix directly with the media. Good for keeping spheroids apart in culture. Easy to adjust concentration.

Review Date: 1 Dec 2021 | UPM Biomedicals

Great product for sensitive cells


Average Rating 5.0

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Organ culture

GrowDex was compatible with our sensitive cells and had no toxic effects. Organogenesis proceeded normally.

Review Date: 1 Nov 2021 | UPM Biomedicals

GrowDex is a pretty nice extracellular matrix substitute.


Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Organotypic primary epithelial cell culture

My airway cultures grow thicker and more robust with it than they do with collagen (or heavens forbid, nothing at all). The texture is very much like finely ground hydrated paper pulp, which makes sense. As you might imagine, it's kind of a pain to produce a non-bubbly well mixed cell suspension in a paper pulp base. Every time I use it my hand gets sore from the pipetting. This is the only significant downside that I can see.

Review Date: 3 Dec 2020 | UPM Biomedicals

Excellent material, made a significant difference!


Average Rating 5.0

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Cell Culturing PC12 cells, used this material to get some really cool microscopy images of my cell l

This product was easy to use and I really enjoyed being able to work with it in my lab. Worked great and helped me collect some cool images of 3D cultures. Great material that really helps allows cells to grow and interact with surrounding extracellular framework in three dimensions.

Review Date: 3 Dec 2020 | UPM Biomedicals

With GrowDex® hydrogels you can work through your entire HTS/HCS workflow form setting up your assays, screening your compounds, analysing your cells and moving to downstream processes, with high biological predictability and reproducibility, while saving time and costs.

  • Simple & Customisable - Our biocompatible hydrogels are made from just 2 components, nanofibrillar cellulose and purified water. They can be customised easily by simply adding components such as growth factors or proteins directly to the gel. Stiffness of the gel is achieved by dilution the your cell media.
  • Convenient & Easy to Use - All our hydrogels are provided ready to use in handy syringes for easy handling and dispensing and can be stored at ambient temperature. No cross-linking, gelation or sonication steps are required, just mix the hydrogel with your media and cells, dispense and incubate. Cells or organoids can be recovered using GrowDase in a one-step process without harm from mechanical damage.
  • Reliable & Reproducible - Our hydrogels are manufactured to the highest standards and their performance measured against strict quality control criteria, so you can be sure the performance will be the same regardless of the Lot ordered. The hydrogels are not autofluorescent so imaging with any microscope or high content imaging system is simple and the ambient handling of the hydrogels makes them ideal for high throughput assays.

Applications for GrowDex® Hydrogels:

  • 3D cell culture for spheroid, organoids and biopsy cultures
  • High-Throughput Screening
  • High-Content Screening
  • Transportation and storage of cells
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Cell therapy
  • Organ-on-a-chip models
  • Drug release studies
  • Bioprocessing

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