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Cultrex Basement Membrane Extract, Type 2, Pathclear

R&D Systems, Inc. a Bio-Techne Brand

For Robust Organoid Cultures - Basement Membrane Extract

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Features: Cultrex Basement Membrane Extract (BME), Type 2 is specifically designed to support the establishment and expansion of robust organoid cultures. It's composition mimics the in vivo microenvironment to improve take rate and growth of organoid progenitor cells.
Key Benefits:
  • Qualified for use in organoid cell culture
  • Commonly used robust and established organoid systems
  • Quality controlled for peformance consistency
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FAQs for Cultrex Basement Membrane Extract, Type 2, Pathclear

  • What kinds of tumor cells or biopsy specimens grow in vivo with Cultrex® BME?

    Many cell lines and tumor biopsy specimens (usually cut into small fragments) have been found to grow in vivo when implanted with Cultrex® BME. These include melanoma, intestinal, prostate, breast, lung, renal, and liver cancers as well as the 3T3 mouse embryonic fibroblast cell line.

  • How does Cultrex® Basement Membrane Extract (BME) promote cell differentiation?

    All epithelial and endothelial cells are in contact with a basement membrane matrix on at least one of their surfaces. By providing them with their natural matrix in vitro as a substrate for the cells that provides biological cues, the cells can assume a more physiological morphology (i.e. correct shape) and begin expression of cell-lineage specific proteins. Two-dimensional plastic surfaces, in combination with serum-containing media, cause cells to flatten, proliferate and de-differentiate.

  • How should Cultrex Basement Membrane Extract (BME) be stored and handled?

    Cultrex BME should be stored at or below -20°C for optimal stability. Preparation of working aliquots is recommended. Cultrex BME should be thawed overnight on ice at 4°C, however long term storage at 4°C is not recommended. Freeze/thaw cycles and gel-liquid phase transitions should be avoided, since they can compromise product integrity.

  • What type of culture plates are recommended for organoid culture and other cultures using Cultrex BME products?

    Any plate that is tissue culture treated will bind Cultrex domes/Cultrex coatings. Non-treated or low attachment plates are not recommended for organoid growth and for other cell cultures using coated BME.  The domes will float away if non-treated or low-attachment plates are used. Bio-Techne has used the folllowing plates: Corning 96-well, Catalog # 3595;  Corning 24-well, Catalog #3526;  ThermoFisher 6-well,  Catalog # 140675.

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