Softwell® is a thin transparent 2D hydrogel coating covering offered in a wide range of dish and plate formats
For a cell, elasticity matters. Softwell® replicates a broad range of physiological tissue softness, from fat to cardiac muscle, so you can routinely venture beyond the rigidity of tissue culture plastic.
For stem cells, softness promotes self-renewal, maintains pluripotency and directs lineage specification.
Softwell®is available in a variety of softness and a screen pack containing one of each softness.
Scientists have long been growing cells in natural and synthetic matrix environments to elicit phenotypes that are not expressed on conventionally rigid substrates. Unfortunately, growing cells either on or within soft matrices can be an expensive, labour-intensive, and impractical undertaking.
Softwell®overcomes these challenges. It enables you to study cell behaviors in soft environments with unprecedented efficiency. Not only that, it provides remarkable control over matrix stiffness, a concept that has led to discoveries in a wide range of areas.
Softwell®plates offer uniform flatness over the entire working surface of the plate. They are provided in individual foil packs which keep them in perfect condition for at least 3 - 6 months at room temperature.