AMSBIOhas announced the launch of Mimetix 3D cell culture scaffolds that are designed to offer significant advantages for a range of applications.
Mimetix scaffolds mimic the extracellular matrix by providing an architectural environment to support the growth of cells in 3D.
They can be used for regenerative medicine, oncology research, drug discovery and as an aligned scaffold for neural growth and investigation.
The scaffolds are created by electrospinning medical-grade polymer poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) into microfibres, which are highly consistent with regard to fibre diameter and pore size, resulting in reproducibility of cell-based assays.
The scaffold depth of 50 µm is designed to be thick enough to provide the benefits of 3D cell morphology and behavior, yet thin enough to allow fluorescent and light microscopic imaging.
They are also compatible with automated handling and imaging equipment supplied incorporated into standard ANSI / SLAS footprint microplate frames, with bases of optical clarity and minimal base distortion.
Mimetix scaffolds are free from animal-derived products and synthesised using only medical-grade polymers.
In addition to standard formats, AMSBIO offers a custom service to provide different Mimetix scaffold formats, composition, thickness, and fibre diameter and pore size.