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Particle Works Offers Hydrogel Beads For 3D Cell Growth

11/30/2016 9:46:18 AM

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Particle Works – the nano- and microstructured material specialist – has developed a range of alginate and agarose hydrogel beads designed to enable three dimensional cell culture growth. This bead-based environment more closely mimics in vivo conditions, providing greater access to nutrients and allowing better cell-cell interactions.

Three dimensional cell cultures have been widely recognized as offering substantial improvements over conventional two dimensional (Petri dish) cultures for many years, allowing considerably more accurate in vitro investigations of cellular behaviour. Particle Works alginate and agarose beads are precision manufactured to offer exceptional experimental reproducibility and easy scalability for a range of applications. These highly monodisperse beads have a uniform size of 75 µm and excellent batch-to-batch consistency – with typical CV values of =2.5 % – and are supplied as highly concentrated suspensions, allowing close packing of beads for higher cell yields. The company’s state-of-the-art facilities and nanomaterial expertise allow rapid manufacturing to suit your throughput needs, with full characterization data and product quality guarantees, plus dedicated service support for life sciences applications.

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About Particle Works

Particle Works manufactures high-performance nano- and microstructured materials with precisely controlled particle size, shape and architecture. Particle Works is a brand of Blacktrace Holdings Ltd (, a world leader in Productizing Science®. Our Head Office is based in Royston (near Cambridge), UK and we have regional offices in the USA, Japan, India and Brazil. Our range of products include Metal Nanoparticles (Gold and Cobalt Nanoparticles), Quantum Dots, Hydrogels (Alginate Beads) and PLGA Beads (custom microencapsulations) suitable for use in many applications such as lateral flow assays, bioimaging, targeted drug delivery, cell growth etc. To find out more about Particle Works, please visit:

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