Science Portal: Neuroscience


Featured Application Note:

AN-SC-12 – Growth and Differentiation of Neural Tissues

Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control the growth and differentiation of neural tissues is fundamental in the development of new therapeutic approaches to treat neurological disease and injury to the nervous system. In vitro cell-based assays play an important role in the modelling cell behaviour in defined ways. Whilst existing in vitro approaches have been successful, there is increasing demand for enhanced systems that have improved physiological relevance, to more closely mimic the functionality of cells in vivo. This is especially relevant to models that study cell function in man, where human cells and tissues are used. Currently in neuroscience research, this is mostly limited to primary cadaveric tissue or established cell lines. Recent advances in stem cell research have developed methods to isolate and expand human stem cell populations the laboratory. Human stem cells represent a renewable source of progenitors that retain the capacity to differentiate into a range of alternative cell types, including human neural tissues.

Ordering information

Alvetex Scaffold is currently available in the following formats. The formats relevant to neuroscience 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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