Physiologically Relevant Cell Culture
3D Cell Culture - Relevant, Reproducible and Realistic
AMSBIO’s Physiologically Relevant Cell Culture range helps you find the right technology to mimic the features you need from the original in vivo context in your cell culture model.
We can help you choose materials and reagents to maximise the physiological relevance of your experiments. We can also assist you in deciding what are the best end-points to your research tests in order to answer any scientific or clinical question.
Artificial Scaffolds are highly stable, providing surfaces for cells to attach, grow, and differentiate in a 3D environment. They also have the ability to multiplex several cell types by combining scaffold slabs in various co-culture combinations.
Hydrogels are formed of synthetic and/or natural extracellular matrices, cross-linked networks, and interconnected pores possessing high water retention. These components allow the creation a cell microenvironment that mimics the dynamic extracellular matrix.
Alginate is an anionic polysaccharide derived from brown algae cell walls, which forms a gel in the presence of calcium. Cells can be easily harvested from alginate gels, making it the perfect choice for 3D cell culture.
Extracellular matrix proteins have revolutionized in vitro and in vivo cell models by providing optimal environmental conditions to promote physiologically relevant cellular structure and function.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals, making up 25% to 35% of the whole body protein content. We provide a range of collagens for cell culture, produced using rigorous and controlled production processes that yield the highest quality products for life science research.
Vitronectin is a major plasma glycoprotein that can be used for coating tissue culture surfaces to promote cell adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation, or as an additive for serum-free media.
Poly-D-Lysine & Poly-L-Lysine
These highly positively charged amino acid chains are commonly used as a coating agent for cell culture on TCT plastic or glass surfaces. Poly-D-Lysine is resistant to enzymatic degradation and allows proliferation and differentiation of a variety of neuronal cell lines.
Spheroid (Low Adhesion) Based Solutions
Low adhesion based solutions, such as Lipidure®, promote cell aggregation, allowing the formation of spheroids and embryoid bodies due cell-cell interactions. These coatings can also be used to differentiate embryoid bodies into organoids.
Cell Behaviour Assays
Cell Behavior Assays allow precise evaluation of cell adhesion, migration, and invasion. Our 3D cell assays provide a more physiologically relevant method of measuring these with easy transition to high-throughput scale.
EZCell™ Cell Migration and Invasion Assays
EZCell™ Cell Migration/Chemotaxis and Invasion Assays utilize a Boyden chamber, allowing cells to migrate through a semi-permeable membrane under different stimuli. Migration and invasion is analyzed by measuring fluorescence in a plate reader. With its ease of use and high sensitivity, these assays can be adapted to high-throughput systems.
In vitro Angiogenesis Tube Formation Assay
Angiogenesis is a multi-step process, involving sprouting and growth of new blood vessels from existing vasculature. In multiple in vivo models, stem cells have been shown to modulate angiogenesis in response to injury, disease and cancer. The in vitro Angiogenesis Tube Formation Assay is designed to study prospective stem cell mediated angiogenesis in a 96-well plate format.
Cells and Cell Lines
Cells are an essential tool within cellular and molecular biology, offering a model system to study physiology and biochemistry. From immortalized cell lines to isolated primary cells, our large portfolio of cells means that you can find the exact cell type to meet your research needs.
Primary cells are isolated directly from human or animal tissue, and therefore offer a more physiologically relevant model of the in vivo state compared to cell lines. Our range of primary cells include both human normal and tumor cells, alongside several animal cell types.
Stem cells are defined by their ability to undergo self-renewal and their biological potency to differentiate into distinct mature cell types. These characteristics offer the potential for stem cells to be used for a range of therapeutic applications in regenerative medicine.
Cell Harvesting and Storage
Correct methods of cell harvesting and storage are vital for ensuring maximum cell viability. Cell detachment and dissociation solutions offer a simple and gentle method for cell harvesting, as an alternative to Trypsin. Cell freezing media enables long-term storage of cells whilst maintaining normal karyotype, pluripotency, and proliferation ability post-thaw.
AMSBIO has launched a new company, ScreenIn3D, in partnership with the University of Strathclyde and Dr Michele Zagnoni, to perform advanced screening and profiling services for cancer drug discovery using the latest advances in spheroid, organoid and microfluidic technology.