Two-dimensional (2D) cell culture in a plastic flasks or plates is easy, low time-consuming, low-cost technic and effortless to interpret. However, monolayer cell culture does not reflect the growth environment of cells in vivo. Three-dimensional (3D) cell culture is an innovative cell culture method that aims to overcome the limitations of 2D cell culture and will be refined, promising to replace expensive animal models for in vivo studies.
LifeGel for 3D cell culture is a ready-to-use plate containing protein-base hydrogel. Cells seeded on the surface of LifeGel can form 3D structures, like spheroids. All LifeGel products are available in 48-well and/or 96-well plate format with different standard cell media, including RPMI, DMEM-HG (Standard), DMEM-LG, DMEM/F-12, alpha-MEM, or PBS.
|LifeGel for 3D cell culture||48- or 96-well plate containing standard hydrogel|
|Panel of LifeGels for 3D cell culture||48-well plate with a whole range of types of LifeGel
Panel of 16 different hydrogels in triplicate or panel of 24 different hydrogels in duplicate
|LifeGel Digestion Kit||The product allows the quick and gentle release of single cells grown on LifeGel while preserving the highest-possible yield.
- Sufficient for digestion of a 48-well plate
|Tissue Digestion Kit||The product allows the quick and gentle release of single cells from primary tissue while preserving the highest-possible yield.
- Sufficient for digestion of a 16 g tissue
|LifeGel for spheroidal growth of MSC||96-well plate covered by the LifeGel in the presence of a cell culture medium or PBS
- For spheroidal growth of mesenchymal stem cells
|LifeGel for cancer spheroid formation||Multi-well plate covered by the LifeGel in the presence of a cell culture medium or PBS
- For cancer spheroid formation
|LifeGel Starter Pack||Two plates (48- or 96-well plates) containing LifeGel for 3D cell culture or Panel of LifeGels for 3D cell culture. Digestion kit is included.|
|Primary cells||HUVEC - human umbilical vein endothelial cells (for angiogenesis research)
PDX - patient derived xenograft
|Human cell lines||LoVo - colorectal adenocarcinoma
LS180 - colorectal adenocarcinoma
U-2 0S- bone osteosarcoma
PANC-1- pancreatic cancer
Immortalized HUVEC (for angiogenesis research)
|Murine cell lines||Pan_02 - pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
4T1- breast cancer
B16-F10 -skin; melanoma
|Hamster cell lines||Pan_02- pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Staining of porcine mesenchymal stem cells (pMSCs) growing on LifeGel (α-Tubulin – red, F-actin- green, nuclei – blue). Images on different heights, performed with objective 10X.
Cell Lines Cultured on LifeGel