Soft Chamber 8 Well Chambered #1 Coverglass Collagen 1 micron red spheres
Collagen hydrogels bound to an 8 well chambered #1 coverglass.
Softwell is a transparent hydrogel of a defined stiffness bound to the surface of any cell culture well. It's so thin, you might not notice it's there, but a cell can feel the difference. Importantly, it won't interfere with most cell-based assays and detection methods. That way, you can make cell culture more real without complicating your life at the benchtop. 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.
Note: the stiffness of a material is commonly quantified by its elastic modulus (E). Softwell is available in a variety of stiffness values.
- Easy Coat™ hydrogels are chemically activated to bind to your matrix protein of choice.
- Collagen pre-coated hydrogels are ready for cell culture. All collagen-coated products use rat tail collagen type I. Bovine skin type I collagen can be used upon request.
- Non-activated hydrogels form a non-attachment surface. Please note that non-activated hydrogels constitute a non-binding surface, and therefore proteins, cells, or any other molecules can not bind to the hydrogel. Non-activated hydrogels are ideal for scientists who prefer to select a particular chemical cross-linking method or as a negative control.