Cellendes GmbH has developed an innovative synthetic hydrogel for cultivating cells.
Cellendes GmbH has developed an innovative synthetic hydrogel for cultivating
cells. This enables better testing of new active substances, for example in
the pharmaceutical industry, because it facilitates a more natural cell
The synthetic hydrogel for three-dimensional applications can be used by
researchers to cultivate cells within a precisely defined matrix. The
biomimetic gels from Cellendes GmbH have key advantages over other hydrogels
already on the market. Conventional gels for three-dimensional cultivation
are made in most cases from animal substrates such as collagen. The
disadvantage of this is that the composition cannot be varied and any
unwanted components are retained; undefined impurities may occur and distort
the study results. Synthetic gels currently on the market do not offer the
flexibility to incorporate bioactive substances such as adhesion peptides
and selected proteins designed to control cell behaviour.
The company's gels are fully synthetic, but it is also possible to include
bioactive substances. Users can obtain a precisely designed matrix from the
defined components and can test the impact of particular substances on the
cells in a three-dimensional environment.