To celebrate over 10 years of Alvetex research and save you money, we are offering a 10% discount on all Alvetex products this July giving you the chance to try our award winning 3D cell culture scaffold for less.
Simply place your order and a discount will be automatically applied.
Alvetex is a porous polystyrene membrane that can be used to culture cells in three dimensions. Its inert, consistent structure is 90% porous, providing maximal space for cell growth.
Cells grow and divide occupying the 3D space within Alvetex Scaffold (or on top of Alvetex Strata), maintaining their natural shape and forming complex interactions with one another in a manner that closely mimics normal growth in tissues. The cells may lay down extra-cellular matrix which often leads to the formation of “mini-slab” tissue-like structures.
Typical mammalian cells are around 10-25 μm in size and are rarely further than 0-50 μm from another cell or 100-200 μm from a source of nutrients via a blood capillary. By recreating this complex cellular organisation and environment exprienced by cells within their native tissues, Alvetex 3D cell culture enables more accurate investigation into the study of cell behaviour and function compared with conventional 2D model systems.
Alvetex is compatible with a broad range of standard molecular, cellular and histological techniques, and it is available in a variety of formats, including multi-well plates and inserts.
Image: Examples of cells grown in Alvetex, visualised by various techniques. (A.) Scanning Electron Micrograph of cells grown throughout Alvetex Scaffold. (B.) Murine keratinocytes grown in Alvetex Scaffold; fixed, embedded, Paraffin sectioned, stained and viewed by bright field microscopy. (C.) Hepatocarcinoma HepG2 cells grown on Alvetex Scaffold. Triple fluorescent stained and viewed by confocal microscopy. (D.) Caco-2 cells in 3D growth on top of Alvetex Strata.
Get your 10% discount on all Alvetex orders placed in July 2021.
Note: This 10% discount is off the RRP of Alvetex products and is only available for direct-sales customers only.