Product information GrowDex

GrowDex® consists of nanofibrillar cellulose (1.5% w/v) and 98.5% water. The nanofibrillar cellulose fibers self-assemble forming a random 3D structure to support cell growth, differentiation, and spheroid formation.

GrowDex hydrogel matrix is supplied ready to use and can be mixed directly with cells and culture media, no additional preparation steps are required. GrowDex is stored and used at room temperature and is compatible with manual and automated liquid handling systems.

To achieve optimal cell growth and differentiation, it is necessary to determine the appropriate concentration of GrowDex and bioactive molecules (e.g., growth factors, extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, and/or other molecules). Viscosity (i.e. stiffness) of GrowDex can be adjusted by dilution with media or PBS to accommodate culture of a variety of cell types.

Note: GrowDex® is supplied at a working concentration of 1.5 %. It is not a concentrate. GrowDex® can be used in concentrations between 0.2-1.5 %, which enables cell culturing in a microtiter plate.