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Corning Matrigel Matrix

Cells behave better on Corning Matrigel matrix—the original, trusted extracellular matrix (ECM).

Nearly 30 years ago, researchers were looking for a way to grow mouse sarcoma cells. The solution? The development of Corning Matrigel matrix, a solubilized basement membrane preparation extracted from the Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm (EHS) mouse sarcoma, a tumor rich in such ECM proteins as laminin (a major component), collagen IV, heparin sulfate proteoglycans, entactin/nidogen, and a number of growth factors.

Today, this natural ECM-based hydrogel is among the most widely used models for 2D and 3D cell culture in vitro, enabling you to:

  • Improve the attachment and differentiation of both normal and transformed anchorage-dependent epitheliod cells, as well as other cell types.
  • Better mimic in vivo environments for 2D and 3D cell culture applications.



Corning Matrigel matrix is effective for the attachment and differentiation of both normal and transformed anchorage-dependent epithelioid and other cell types. These include neurons, Sertoli cells, chick lens, vascular endothelial cells, and hepatocytes.

Applications include:

  • Influencing gene expression in adult rat hepatocytes
  • 3D culture in mouse and human mammary epithelial cells
  • In vivo peripheral nerve regeneration
  • Metabolism and toxicology studies
  • The development of several types of tumor cell invasion assays
  • The in vitro and in vivo study of angiogenesis
  • In vivo propagation of human tumors in immunosuppressed mice
  • The maintenance of human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cells
  • Neuronal differentiation of hiPS cells

Matrigel Matrix Quality Control Specifications

  • Mouse colonies routinely screened for pathogens via mouse antibody production (MAP) testing
  • LDEV-free EHS tumor
  • Extensive PCR testing performed on a number of pathogens, including LDEV, ensuring strict control of raw materials used during manufacturing
  • Tested and found negative for the presence of bacteria, fungi, and mycoplasma
  • Protein concentrations determined by Lowry method
  • Endotoxin units measured by Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate assay
  • Gel stability tested for a period of 14 days at 37°C
  • Biological activity determined for each lot using a neurite outgrowth assay; chick dorsal root ganglia, plated on a 1.0 mm layer of Corning Matrigel matrix, required to generate positive neurite outgrowth response after 48 hours without addition of nerve growth factor
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