Science Portal: Epithelia


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AN-SC-07 – Modelling the Growth of Simple Epithelial Monolayers Using Alvetex Scaffold

Despite the long-standing use of filter membranes and thick collagens matrices in the recreation of simple epithelial and mucosal 3D models in vitro, these substrates still present shortcomings in closely replicating the complexity of cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions found in vivo. Alvetex Scaffold is an inert, 200 μm thick, highly porous scaffold which is suitable for the 3D culture of cell types originating from morphologically different epithelial tissues. The technology is also suitable for culture models of increasing complexity, from an even ECM-supported monolayer to a thick but porous mucosal co-culture.

Ordering information

Alvetex Scaffold is currently available in the following formats. The formats relevant to epithelial cell culture are highlighted.

Product Catalogue code Presentation
Alvetex Scaffold Plate Starter Pack AVP-KIT-1 1 x 12 well plate
1 x 24 well plate
1 x 96 well plate
– all individually sterile blister packed
Alvetex Scaffold Well Insert Starter Pack AVP-KIT-2 6 x 6 well inserts
6 x 12 well inserts
1 x deep petri-dish containing a well insert holder
– all individually sterile blister packed
Alvetex Scaffold 12 well plate AVP002-2 2 x 12 well plates, individually sterile blister packed
Alvetex Scaffold well insert holder and deep petri-dish AVP015-2 2 units, individually sterile blister packed
Alvetex Scaffold 6 well insert AVP004-12 12 inserts, individually sterile blister packed
Alvetex Scaffold 12 well insert AVP005-12 12 inserts, individually sterile blister packed
Alvetex Scaffold 24 well plate AVP006-2 2 x 24 well plates, individually sterile blister packed
Alvetex Scaffold 96 well plate AVP009-2 2 x 96 well plates, individually sterile blister packed

Alvetex Scaffold is sold through various scientific labware distributors around the world.

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