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GrowDex®-A 2.5 ml

GrowDex®-A is a ready to use, transparent hydrogel that has been specifically developed to bind different biotinylated molecules, whose presence may enhance cell culture conditions for specific 3D applications. GrowDex-A consists of avidin conjugated nanofibrillar cellulose which can be customized by binding different biotinylated molecules e.g. proteins or peptides, to create a cell specific matrix.  Ambient handling and shear thinning properties of GrowDex-A enable easy dispensing and use in automated systems.

GrowDex-A is for research use only, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

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GrowDex-A hydrogel comprises two components: avidin conjugated nanofibrillar cellulose and ultra-pure water. Growdex-A is a customizable hydrogel that can be used to bind different biotinylated molecules e.g. growth factors whose presence may enhance the cell culture conditions for specific 3D cell culture applications. The product is supplied sterilized, ready to use and can be used for a variety of cell culture applications, such as 3D spheroid or organoid formation.


  • Animal-free: No animal biomolecules interfering with readouts.
  • Lot to lot reproducibility: nanofibrillar cellulose and purified water only. GrowDex hydrogel is manufactured to the highest standards with strict quality control criteria.
  • Reliable: robust and sustained performance regardless of the production lot ordered.
  • Stable: used and stored at room temperature, GrowDex hydrogel can be used in liquid handling systems.
  • Ready-to-use: simplified protocol in which GrowDex hydrogel is mixed with media and cells.
  • Tunable: Optimal gel stiffness is achieved by dilution with cell culture media. Matrix composition can be optimized easily by supplementing cell culture media with specific biomolecules such as growth factors.
  • Compatibility with High Content Screening systems: no auto-fluorescence and transparency.

Storage and shelf-life:

  • Storage: Ambient
  • Shelf life: 6 months
  • Shelf life after opening: 1 month


  • GrowDex-A is supplied at a concentration of 1.0%.
  • Working concentrations are usually between 0.2% and 0.8%.


Shipping Condition Ambient
Unit Size 2.5mL
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Application Note

Recommended Procedure For Binding Biotinylated Proteins to GrowDex-A

GrowDex-A can be customised by binding different biotinylated molecules e.g. proteins or peptides, to create a cell-specific matrix for 3D cell-based assays. This application note provides a protocol for binding biotinylated compounds to GrowDex-A.

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Data Sheet

GrowDex-A Instructions for Use

This document provides instructions for use, safety information, storage instructions, ordering and contact information for GrowDex-A.

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GrowDex Technical Protocols

This guide describes a number of experimental protocols performed using GrowDex hydrogels.

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Guide to Reducing the Cost and Time to Set-up Reproducible HTS/HCS with 3D Cell Models

Download our guide to reducing the costs and time required to set up reproducible high-throughput and high-content screens using 3D cell culture models.

Topics include:

  • Opportunities and challenges in 3D cell culture models for HTS and HCS
  • Challenges of scaling up 3D HTS/ ...

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How To Transfer From Animal-Derived Matrices to GrowDex - 3D Cell Culture Matrix

Animal-derived matrices for 3D cell culture are often poorly defined and suffer from lot-to-lot variability. This variability ultimately affects the reproducibility of the experiment, which is an essential element for reliable research studies.

Natural, reliable and ready-to-use, GrowDex