Culturing cells on flat plasticware surfaces results in artificial two-dimensional sheets of cells. Normal cells in the human body experience a three-dimensional environment, completely surrounded by other cells, membranes, fibrous layers, and adhesion proteins.
Our Gibco products including extracellular matrices, scaffolds and proteins provide in vivo–like morphology and physiologically relevant environments for more realistic cell biology and better intercellular interactions.
Geltrex products are free of the lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus (LDEV) making them ideal for all types of cell culture and mouse in vivo research.
Collagen is the most widely used extracellular matrix protein for cell culture, facilitating cell attachment, growth, differentiation, migration, and tissue morphogenesis.
Poly-D-Lysine (PDL) is a synthetic extracellular matrix widely used to promote cell adhesion of a variety of cell types. PDL is also ideal for finicky cells, such as primary and PSC-derived neurons.
Other matrix proteins
Other popular extracellular matrix proteins
3D cell culture systems
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