QGel® GENERIC Formulation NS61-A adapts to many cell types.
Yes- RGD Peptide, cell adhesion properties
The 3D Matrix formulaiton is Non-MMP Degradable and contains RGD peptides for cell adhesion. This formulation well-suited for research applications involving many cancer cell lines. The Assay Kit format is ideal for high throughput screening.
The QGel® Assay Kit has been developed for high-throughput cell-based assays and is compatible with existing standard liquid-handling robots. Each kit comes with protocols tailored to your research needs. Standard cell suspension is added to the Assay Kit to resuspend the lyophilized powder gel formulation and the combined mixture of cell suspension and QGel Matrix is then further dispensed into the separate assay plates. Most of our clients work with 384-well assay plates, but we are able to help you establish your own protocols for 96-well or 1536-well assay plates as well.
This video demonstrates how cells are encapsulated with QGel Assay Kits.
FEATURE BENEFITS OF QGEL MICROENVIRONMENT SPECIFIC MATRICES
Each hydrogel-based QGel Matrix is developed by modulating various properties of the extra-cellular microenvironment (ECM) including cell adhesion-promoting ligands, matrix degradation kinetics initiated by natural cell secretion and ECM stiffness characteristics. The result is a unique synthetic ECM designed to recapitulate in vivo-like cell behavior and tissue growth. This formulation is free of growth factors or any cell culture media ingredients.
Because QGel ECM Matrices are developed with fully synthetic bioactive components, there is no variability from batch to batch and there is no contamination risk. This means you can focus your research efforts to achieve the desired endpoints of your research study.
A Complete Discovery Solution:
Incorporating the full line of QGel products in your research means that your assets can move upstream and downstream without the need to discover new platform technologies at each step of the way.
In Vitro to In Vivo Research
Each in vitro QGel formulation has a companion formulation developed for in vivo animal studies. QGel Matrices offer highly effective solutions for achieving even the most difficult to grow tumor xenograft development in animals.
Easy to follow protocols are included with each QGel Assay Kit and our dedicated lab technicians provide the assistance necessary to ensure the assays are developed correctly at your labs.
QGel Assay Kits work with any standard liquid-handling robot. Simply add the cell suspension with the lyophilized powder in the QGel Assay Kit, resuspend and dispense into your assay plates. The hydrogel matrix will form within minutes under normal temperature conditions with the cells encapsulated.
Click here to view a video on drug screening with QGel Matrices at various timepoints after cell encapsulation.
High Content Data Analysis
QGel has a shelf life of 5 years. Store at -20C.
|Optimized for Cell Line||-Generic / Non-cell specific|
|Gel Volume||100 µL per mini vial|
|Product Type||QGel 3D Matrix Products|
Included with each purchase of a QGel Assay Kit is service customer support for translating QGel Assay Kits into your workflow. Below are the most common protocols needed for this product. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require assistance.
PDF Download: Cell Fixation for Staining - 384-well plate format
We offer a $200 discount voucher to clients who: (1) use the QGel ECM Discovery Kit to identify matrices for use with new cell lines not found in our existing cell line library, and (2) share that data with us for use on our website for the benefit of other QGel users. A $200 discount voucher will be given for each cell line, up to 10 cell lines per calendar year upon the acceptance of the data submission form found below. This voucher may be used on future purchases and is valid for 2 years.
To Qualify for this voucher, email us firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. Cell line profiled
2. Method used to profile the cell line (Alamar blue, etc)
3. Cell density per well
4. QGel Formulation ID used
5. Media conditions
6. Image of cell line growth chart
7. 2 images of cell growth taken at various time points
8. How you would like to be credited as the source of this data, and
9. Your acceptance of the Consent and Acknowledgement of this program contained below.
If we chose to use your data on our website, you will be credited with a $200 coupon/voucher (per cell line) for use towards your next purchase. You will be notified regarding our acceptance of your data shortly after your submission along with the terms and conditions.
Please contact us if you have any questions about this program.
Consent and Acknowledgement
I hereby assign QGel the right to use this data on the www.qgelbio.com website. However, I retain full ownership of this data. QGel may not use this data anywhere else but on the www.qgelbio.com website. I certify that the data submitted is accurate to the best of my knowledge and was obtained using quality scientific methods. I grant QGel the right to include me/my lab as the source of this information as entered above. This information is provided for the informational benefit of users of the qgelbio.com website and I make no warranties as to its accuracy and submit this data as is. I grant no guarantee of the accuracy of this data and can not be held liable for any reason in the event that other users obtain results that differ from the data I have submitted.