Reinnervate, an innovative life sciences company driving the adoption of routine 3D cell culture, has announced the first commercial launch of alvetex, its 3D cell culture technology.
Alvetex is a unique material that provides a robust and inert scaffold for cells to grow and form complex 3D cell structures in the laboratory, mimicking the normal growth and formation of tissues in the body.
Reinnervate has extensively tested and validated Alvetex with a large number of cell types, including liver, skin, cancer and stem cells, all of which have important applications in basic research into cell development, disease modelling and drug safety screening.
The first Alvetex format to be launched is a 12 well plate designed as an off-the-shelf, sterile-packed and ready-to-use product and will be available via international life science product distributors. Alvetex, seen as a white membrane at the bottom of each well, has a highly porous architecture that is specifically tailored for 3D cell culture and is compatible with a large number of well-known cellular and molecular assay techniques.
The company plans to introduce Alvetex products in a range of standard multi-well plates including those suitable for high-throughput drug screening, and unique well inserts that enable long-term 3D cell culture over several weeks. Alvetex is designed and developed with the needs of cell biologists in mind and will allow researchers in academia and the pharmaceutical and related industries to construct different 3D cell culture models to meet their specific research needs.
Ashley Cooper, CEO of reinnervate, said: “There is a real need for a technology that can allow the routine generation of genuine 3D cell cultures in the laboratory. This need is being reflected in the considerable level of interest being expressed by international life sciences products companies to distribute Alvetex products. The first commercial launch of this innovate product is a great achievement for all involved in its development at reinnervate and many congratulations are deserved.”
Alvetex is manufactured by reinnervate at its state of the art facility at NETPark, near Sedgefield, UK, and assembled for distribution and sale by Classic Industries Europe at its GMP production facility in nearby Barnard Castle.