The complex structure of articular cartilage and its lack of vasculature present particular challenges for regenerative medicine. A recent study led by researchers at University College London explored the utility of PeptiInk Alpha 1 for printing 3D chondrocyte structures.
Hydrogel matrices, either on their own or combination with implanted cells, are capable of supporting the repair of tissue injuries. A new study from researchers at Manchester University, available as a pre-print, demonstrates the safety and cell-proliferative action of PeptiGel Alpha 2 injected intracerebrally in a rat model of haemorrhagic stroke.
When you think about 3D cell culture, you probably think about Matrigel, after all, it is the current market leader in 3D cell culture. Matrigel does have limitations, however, which is something that Cell Guidance Systems are tackling with a fully synthetic alternative. This blog article will discuss the differences between Matrigel and PeptiGels, fully synthetic (and 100% animal-free) and the benefits you can expect from each.
Cell Guidance Systems is pleased to announce the availability of primary human hepatocytes for use in in-vitro toxicology assays.