Catalogue code: 100103002

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The original GrowDex hydrogel in the volumes of 2.5 ml, 5 ml and 10 ml.

With over 150 different assay protocols available GrowDex is our original hydrogel. The highly biocompatible GrowDex has been used widely for the culture of primary cells through to iPS and ES cells.

      Product information

      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.

      Technical Specifications

      • The product is supplied sterilized
      • 1.5% solution (w/v) of nanofibrillar cellulose
      • The pH of a packaged material is neutral
      • Opaque, not autofluorescent, suitable for microscopy studies
      • Devoid of animal-derived material, endotoxins, and pathogens
      • Biocompatible with human cells and tissues
      • Supplied in syringe packaging for simple, accurate dispensing
      • Storage temperature: 4-22 °C
      • Shipping temperature: Room temperature

      For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.


      • Sterilized, tested and found negative for bacteria, fungi, and mycoplasma
      • Cell viability confirmed/tested using HepG2 cells
      • Viscosity confirmed by rheology tests

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