Hydrogel Components

Hydrogel components are products containing either thioreactive polymers or thiol containing crosslinkers, which can be used to crosslink thioreactive polymers to form hydrogels.

Composition and properties are indicated in their names for easy component selection:

PVA or Dextran: Thioreactive PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) is a biochemically stable polymer providing long lasting hydrogel stability for long-term cell cultures. Thioreactive Dextran hydrogels can be enzymatically dissolved by Dextranase (see Accessories) for a protease-free cell recovery.

PEG, CD or Hyaluronic acid: Choose between a non-degradable (PEG-Link), a cell-degradable (CD-Link) or a hyaluronic acid-based (HyLink) crosslinker.

Fast-Gelling or Slow-Gelling: Choose between fast gelling (FG) and slow gelling (SG) thioreactive polymers to adapt the set-up of hydrogels to your experimental requirements.