Xeno-Free Hydrogels for 3D Cell Culture

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VitroGel® is a biofunctional animal-free hydrogel for 3D cell culture.  Achieve 3D cell culture assays in less than 20 minutes with consistent results.

Xeno-Free Hydrogel

Room Temp Stable

Easy Cell Harvesting

Lot-to-Lot Consistency

Adaptable for


COPD-Linked Extracellular Vesicles Transfer HIF-1α, Fueling Lung Cancer

Institutions:Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano, Italy Team:Petraroia, I., Ghidotti, P., Bertolini, G., Pontis, F., Roz, L., Balsamo, M., Suatoni, P., Pastorino, U., Ferretti, A.M., Sozzi, G., & Fortunato, O. Disease Model:Chronic [...]

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Utilizing Ultrasound Waves with Embedded Mesenchymal Stromal Cell in VitroGel® for Cartilage Regeneration

Institutions:The BioRobotics Institute and Department of Excellence in Robotics & AI, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy; and several other European institutions Team:Ricotti, L., Cafarelli, A., Manferdini, C., et al. & Lisignoli, G. Disease [...]

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Cyto3D® Live-Dead Assay Kit Aids in Identifying MiRNAs as Promising Biomarkers for Glioma Prognosis

Institutions: Translational Oncology Research Unit, IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy.; and several other Italian institutions Team: Méndez, A.B.D., Sacconi, A., Tremante, E., et al. & Rizzo, M.G. Disease Model: Brain [...]

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Quick and Efficient Organoid/Cell Recovery from Animal-Based Extracellular Matrix

Introduction Contemporary hydrogel matrices provide enormous advantages for two- and three-dimensional cell culturing. They provide an environment that mimics that of natural tissue, increasing growth rates and offering conditions in which native in [...]

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The Good Side of Bad Cholesterol

Institutions:University Hospital Regensburg, Germany Team:Babl, N., Hofbauer, J., Matos, C., Voll, F., Menevse, A.N., Rechenmacher, M., Mair, R., Beckhove, P., Herr, W., Siska, P.J., Renner, K., Kreutz, M., & Schnell, A. Disease Model:Colorectal [...]

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A One-Two-Three Punch Against Breast Cancer

Institutions:Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Team:Beha, M.J., Kim, J.-C., Im, S.H., Kim, Y., Yang, S., Lee, J., Nam, Y.R., Lee, H., Park, H.-S., & Chung, H.J. Disease Model:Breast Cancer Hydrogel:VitroGel® Hydrogel [...]

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Long-Lived Lab Grown Cells for Diabetes Treatment

Institutions:City of Hope National Medical Center, CA Team:Omori, K., Qi, M., Salgado, M., et al., and Kandeel, F. Disease Model:Diabetes & Kidney Transplantation Hydrogel:VitroGel® 3D Human islet beta cells can be grown in [...]

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Bringing a Small Intestine Model into the Laboratory

Institutions:University of Graz, Austria Team:Zeiringer, S., Wiltschko, L., Glader, C., Reiser, M., Absenger-Novak, M., Frölich, E., & Roblegg, E. Disease Model:Intestinal Absorption Hydrogel:VitroGel® Hydrogel Matrix Three hydrogels were tested as possible extracellular matrix [...]

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Bulking up Stem Cells to Get into the Healing Game

Institutions:Rutgers University Team:Teryek, M., Jadhav, P., Bento, R., and Parekkadan, B. Disease Model:Liver & Kidney Failure Hydrogel:VitroGel® MSC Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be grown up to scale and genetically tuned for therapeutic [...]

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Finding Living Needles in a 3D Haystack

Institutions:National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), Maryland, USA Team:Babakhanova, G., Agrawal, A., Arora, D., Horenberg, A., Budhathoki, J.B., Dunkers, J.P., Chalfoun, J., Bajcsy, P., & Simon [...]

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An Artificial Womb for the Womb

Institutions:Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University & University of British Columbia Team:Zhao, X., Zhang, S., Gao, S., Chang, H.-M., Leung, P.C.K., and Tan, J. Disease Model:Ovarian Cancer Hydrogel:VitroGel® RGD Three-dimensional cell culture in [...]

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Taking Away a Notch in the Belt of Pancreatic Cancer

Institutions:Taipei Medical University, National Cheng Kung University, National Sun Yat-Sen University, and the National Institute of Cancer Research, Taiwan, and the Mayo Clinic. Team:Tsai, Y.-C., Cheng, K.H., Jiang, S.S., Hawse, J.R., Chuang, S.E., [...]

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Cutting Colon Cancer Out Properly

Institutions:University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, University of Milan, Italy Team:Rigillo, G., Belluti, S., Campani, V., Ragazzini, G., Ronzio, M., Miserocchi, G., Bighi, B., Cuoghi, L., Mularoni, V., Zappavigna, V., Dolfini, D., Mercatali, [...]

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Go With the PVP Flow for Invitro Model of Hydrocephalus

Catheters made from polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) turn out to be the most reliable in terms of not failing during the drainage of cerebrospinal fluid from children with hydrocephalus.

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No Relaxing in the Fight Against Liver Cancer

Institutions:Lanzhou University, China Team:Wei, J., Yao, J., Yang, C., Mao, Y., Zhu, D., Xie, Y., Liu, P., Yan, M., Ren, L., Lin, Y., Zheng, Q., & Li., X. Disease Model:Liver Cancer Hydrogel:VitroGel® 3D [...]

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Sartorius and TheWell Bioscience partner to enable more accurate predictions in drug discovery

Göttingen, Germany | April 9, 2024 Collaboration to advance TheWell Bioscience animal-free hydrogel solutions for [...]

Unraveling the Effects of the Microenvironment on Glioblastoma Multiforme Invasiveness Using a Xeno-free 3D Hydrogel Platform

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Poster or Oral Presentation Using VitroGel – Rewards

Are you presenting a poster or giving an oral presentation at an upcoming conference using [...]

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) – 2024

We are excited to attend again this year’s AACR 2024 (American Association of Cancer Research) [...]

A Novel Pre-Clinical Model of the Normal Human Breast

Key Takeaways: Normal breast tissue can be cultured for 7 days with no changes in [...]

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