DescriptionGeltrex™ LDEV-Free Reduced Growth Factor Basement Membrane Matrix is a soluble form of basement membrane extracted from murine Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm (EHS) tumors and is free of viruses, including lactose dehydrogenase elevating virus (LDEV), sometimes found in this type of preparation. The major components of Geltrex™ matrix include laminin, collagen IV, entactin, and heparin sulfate proteoglycans. It is ideal for the promotion and maintenance of differentiated phenotypes in a variety of cell cultures including primary epithelial cells, endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, and human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). Geltrex™ matrix offers, on average, a 2-fold reduction in several growth factors. As a result, analysis of specific growth factor effects in applications requiring basement membrane extract can be carried out in a controlled and reproducible format.
Key Features of Geltrex™ LDEV-Free Reduced Growth Factor Basement Membrane Matrix:
Gain Reliability and Consistency in Your hESC Studies
Recent advances in processing EHS tumor cells have resulted in virus free basement membrane extracts. Every lot is tested by RT-PCR methods so you can now have confidence that every lot of Geltrex™ is virus free. Additionally, our consistent manufacturing process helps ensure a protein concentration with very little variation from lot-to-lot, averaging 15 mg/ml so you can have confidence in every purchase.
Investigate Angiogenesis with Validated Gibco™ Protocols
There are many applications for Geltrex™ LDEV-Free reduced growth factor basement membrane matrix, each requiring different thicknesses and concentrations. In general, a protein concentration of >5 mg/ml is used for differentiation studies of primary cells. Geltrex™ LDEV-Free reduced growth factor basement membrane matrix has been used to develop tube formation assay protocols using Gibco™ primary cells and specialty media. See this and other angiogenesis assay protocols
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Safety and Handling
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
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