Sedgefield, UK. October 2012 – Reinnervate Ltd, the developers of Alvetex®Scaffold for 3D cell culture, today announced the launch of a new 3D cell culture portal for scientists in the life science sector. The new resource brings together a wide variety of information, protocols, peer-reviewed papers and videos to help not only those who are considering the adoption of 3D cell culture but also those already using this approach to growing cells in vitro.
‘We have created a central resource that will help scientist to learn why 3D cell culture may be beneficial, how they can evaluate 3D cell culture and how to pick the right type of Alvetex Scaffold format for their experiments’ commented Barry Lynch, Marketing Manager at Reinnervate Ltd. ‘We are highlighting independent publications, testimonials from scientists already growing cells in 3D, validated protocols and videos showing how different 3D technologies stack up’, he added.
To support the launch of the new 3D cell culture resource, Reinnervate will run a series of webinars describing detailed scientific data comparing 3D and 2D cell culture experiments in the areas of:
Assessment of Cancer cell cytotoxicity in a novel 3D culture assay (9th Oct 2012)
Formation of Mesenchymal tissues in Alvetex Scaffold derived from stem cells and other established cell lines (7th Nov 2012)
Modelling cancer cell invasion using novel technology for 3D cell culture (5th Dec 2012)
Full details can be found at here: Cancer research goes 3D
About Reinnervate Ltd
Reinnervate is an innovative life sciences company dedicated to making routine 3D cell culture a reality for researchers in academia and in the pharmaceutical and related industries.
Reinnervate develops, manufactures and sells products for 3D cell culture. During 2012 Reinnervate has launched several new formats including 24 and 96 well plates and developed specialist applications for scientists working in the fields of cancer research, cell migration/invasion and stem cell culture/expansion.
Reinnervate was founded in 2002 based on the pioneering research of Professor Stefan Przyborski and his lab at Durham University, UK, and is funded by NorthStar Equity Investors (NSEI), management and private investors.
About Alvetex® Scaffold
Alvetex Scaffold is a unique polystyrene material that provides a robust and inert scaffold for cells to grow and form complex 3D structures in vitro, mimicking the normal growth and formation of tissues in the body. Reinnervate has extensively tested and validated Alvetex Scaffold with a large number of cell types, including liver, skin, cancer and stem cells, all of which have important applications in basic research into cell development, disease modelling and drug safety screening.
Alvetex Scaffold has been launched globally in several formats: a 12-well culture plate, 24-well culture plate, 96 well plate, 6-well and 12-well inserts. These formats enable scientists to construct different 3D cell culture models and assays. These include screening of novel drugs / drug combinations on 3D culture and co-culture models, co-culture to study cell-cell or cell-matrix interactions, the growth of cells at the air-liquid interface and the long-term culture of cells. Visit www.reinnervate.com for a full list of applications.
Alvetex Scaffold was voted as one of the top 100 innovative products of 2011 at the R&D 100 awards and was named among the winners of The Scientist magazine’s “Top 10 Life Science Innovations of 2010”.
See the company videos – 3D Learning Zone
See the latest campaign – Cancer research goes 3D