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Alvetex Plasticware Formats

3D cell culture systems

3D cell cultures using REPROCELL’s Alvetex technology deliver more in vivo-like results over traditional two-dimensional monolayer cultures. Alvetex allows cell biologists to maintain the integrity of cell structure and organization found within native tissue to better understand cellular biology.

All Alvetex products are made from the same inert polystyrene material as standard 2D cell culture plasticware.

Cell biologists can quickly experience the many benefits of 3D cell culture and at the same time easily transition between 2D and 3D experiments.

Alvetex is available in a wide range of plate and well insert formats supporting a broad range of cell and tissue type environments for cells to penetrate, grow and proliferate in 3D.

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Alvetex Scaffold Multiwell Plate Formats

Alvetex Scaffold 12 well plate

Comprised of a single loose disc of Alvetex Scaffold and a polystyrene clip in each well of a 12 well plate. The clip holds the disc in position during transit and use, and can easily be removed for access to the Alvetex Scaffold and cells grown in 3D culture.

The 12 well plate format, a simple presentation of Alvetex Scaffold technology, is primarily suitable for short term culture experiments where the medium is replaced every 1-2 days.

Units are individually sterile blister packed.

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Product Name Cat. No. Presentation
Alvetex™ Scaffold 12 well plate (with lid) AVP002-2 2 × 12 well plates
AVP002-10 10 × 12 well plates
AVP002-80 80 × 12 well plates

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Alvetex Scaffold 24 well plate

Comprised of a single loose disc of Alvetex Scaffold and a polystyrene clip in each well of a 24 well plate. The clip holds the disc in position during transit and use, and can easily be removed for access to the Alvetex Scaffold and cells grown in 3D culture.

The 24 well plate format, a simple presentation of Alvetex Scaffold technology, is primarily suitable for short term culture experiments where the medium is replaced every 1-2 days.

Units are individually sterile blister packed.

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Product Name Cat. No. Presentation
Alvetex™ Scaffold 24 well plate (with lid) AVP006-2 2 × 24 well plates
AVP006-10 10 × 24 well plates
AVP006-80 80 × 14 well plates

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Alvetex Scaffold 96 well plate

Comprised of a black 96 well plate, clear plastic base, with Alvetex Scaffold at the bottom of each well. The Alvetex Scaffold has been heat welded to the base of the wells in a process which does not alter its physical structure.

Cells growing in 3D are exposed to culture medium from above only, and therefore predominantly reside in the top portion of scaffold.

Alvetex Scaffold 96 well plate technology is compatible with a wide range of in vitro cell viability assays.

Units are individually sterile blister packed.

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Product Name Cat. No. Presentation
Alvetex™ Scaffold 96 well plate (with lid) AVP009-2 2 × 96 well plates
AVP009-10 10 × 96 well plates
AVP009-80 80 × 96 well plates

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Alvetex Scaffold 384 well plate

Comprised of a black 384 well plate, clear plastic base, with Alvetex Scaffold at the bottom of each well. The Alvetex Scaffold has been heat welded to the base of the wells in a process which does not alter its physical structure.

Cells growing in 3D are exposed to culture medium from above only, and therefore predominantly reside in the top portion of scaffold.

Alvetex Scaffold 96 well plate technology is compatible with a wide range of in vitro cell viability assays.

Units are individually sterile blister packed.

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Product Name Cat. No. Presentation
Alvetex™ Scaffold 384 well plate (with lid) AVP010-2 Specially made to order. Contact  REPROCELL for details

Alvetex Scaffold / Alvetex Strata Well Insert Formats

Alvetex 6 Well Insert Format

Comprised of discs of either Alvetex Scaffold or Alvetex Strata in individually sealed polystyrene inserts, designed to fit into most 6 well plates (see diagram).

6 well inserts can also be suspended in a deep Petri dish using our custom-made Alvetex Well Insert Holder (see product AVP015, sold separately).

The presentation of Alvetex in well insert formats is versatile, enabling long term 3D culture as cells can receive nutrients from media above and below the membrane, sustaining optimal 3D cell growth.

Inserts are individually sterile blister packed.

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Product Name Cat. No. Presentation
Alvetex™ Scaffold 6 well inserts AVP004-12 12 inserts
AVP004-48 48 inserts
AVP004-96 96 inserts

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Product Name Cat. No. Presentation
Alvetex™ Strata 6 well inserts STP004-12 12 inserts
STP004-48 48 inserts
STP004-96 96 inserts

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Alvetex 12 Well Insert Format

Comprised of discs of either Alvetex Scaffold or Alvetex Strata in individually sealed polystyrene inserts, designed to fit into most 6 well and 12 well plates (see diagram).

12 well inserts (when their extender wings haven’t been snapped off) can also be suspended in a deep Petri dish using our custom-made Alvetex Well Insert Holder (see product AVP015, sold separately).

The presentation of Alvetex in well insert formats is versatile, enabling long term 3D culture as cells can receive nutrients from media above and below the membrane, sustaining optimal 3D cell growth.

Inserts are individually sterile blister packed.

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Product Name Cat. No. Presentation
Alvetex™ Scaffold 12 well inserts AVP005-12 12 inserts
AVP005-48 48 inserts
AVP005-96 96 inserts

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Product Name Cat. No. Presentation
Alvetex™ Strata 12 well inserts STP005-12 12 inserts
STP005-48 48 inserts
STP005-96 96 inserts

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Alvetex 24 Well Insert Format

Comprised of discs of either Alvetex Scaffold or Alvetex Strata in individually sealed polystyrene inserts, designed to fit into most 12 well and 24 well plates (see diagram).

The presentation of Alvetex in well insert formats is versatile, enabling long term 3D culture as cells can receive nutrients from media above and below the membrane, sustaining optimal 3D cell growth.

24 well inserts are sterile blister packed in units of 12 within a 12 well plate.

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Product Name Cat. No. Presentation
Alvetex™ Scaffold 24 well inserts AVP012-12 12 inserts
AVP012-48 48 inserts
AVP012-96 96 inserts

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Alvetex Tools

Alvetex Well Insert Holder and Deep Petri Dish

Comprised of a single well insert holder in a deep Petri dish with lid. The well insert holder is capable of housing up to three Alvetex well inserts (either 6 or 12 well inserts). The Petri dish itself is not tissue culture treated.

The Alvetex Well Insert Holder and Deep Petri Dish enables users to grow their 3D cultures in larger volumes of media compared to an ordinary multiwell plate, facilitating fewer media changes. Capable of sustaining long term 3D culture experiments (3-4 weeks).

The well insert can be positioned at three different levels in the insert holder: high, medium and low. This feature allows cultures to be raised to the air liquid interface by moving the insert to a different level within the same holder.

Positioning the well inserts at different levels may also be used to conserve expensive media or allow for increasing media volumes for demanding cell types over the course of a long term experiment.

Units are individually sterile blister packed.

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Well inserts at different holder levels:

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Product Name Cat. No. Presentation
Alvetex™ Well Insert Holder and Deep Petri Dish (with lid) AVP015-2 2 units
AVP015-10 10 units

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Alvetex Perfusion Plate

This product allows scientists to create cell based models that are another step closer to the environment experienced by cells and tissue in vivo. The systems can also be used to create complex co-cultures, multi-organ systems and to study paracrine effects.

Each unit contains an Alvetex Perfusion Plate with a lid and two Luer locks.

Note: Pump and tubing is not included.

Plate units are individually sterile blister packed.

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Product Name Cat. No. Presentation
Alvetex™ Perfusion Plate (with lid and Luer locks) AVP011-2 2 units
AVP011-10 10 units

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Alvetex Kits

Product Name Presentation Cat. No.

Alvetex™ Scaffold Plate Starter Kit

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AVP-KIT-1

1 × 12 well plate
1 × 24 well plate
1 × 96 well plate

Alvetex™ Scaffold Well Insert Starter Kit

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AVP-KIT-2

6 × 6 well inserts
6 × 12 well inserts
1 × Alvetex Well Insert Holder in a deep Petri dish

Alvetex™ Strata Well Insert Starter Kit

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SVP-KIT-2

6 × 6 well inserts
6 × 12 well inserts
1 × Alvetex Well Insert Holder in a deep Petri dish

Alvetex Perfusion Plate and Alvetex Scaffold 6 Well Inserts Kit (small)

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AVP-KIT-3

2 × Alvetex Perfusion Plates with Luer locks
12 × Alvetex Scaffold 6 well inserts

Alvetex Perfusion Plate and Alvetex Scaffold 12 Well Inserts Kit (small)

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AVP-KIT-4

2 × Alvetex Perfusion Plates with Luer locks
12 × Alvetex Scaffold 12 well inserts

Alvetex Perfusion Plate and Alvetex Scaffold 6 Well Inserts Kit (large)

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AVP-KIT-5

5 × Alvetex Perfusion Plates with Luer locks
48 × Alvetex Scaffold 6 well inserts

Alvetex Perfusion Plate and Alvetex Scaffold 12 Well Inserts Kit (large)

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AVP-KIT-6

5 × Alvetex Perfusion Plates with Luer locks
48 × Alvetex Scaffold 12 well inserts

All units are individually sterile blister packed.

Alvetex Features and Benefits

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3D cell culture made easy

All Alvetex products are made from the same inert polystyrene material as standard 2D cell culture plasticware.

Cell biologists can quickly experience the many benefits of 3D cell culture and at the same time easily transition between 2D and 3D experiments.

Available in a wide range of plate and well insert formats supporting a broad range of cell and tissue type environments for cells to penetrate, grow and proliferate in 3D.

alvetex-formats-96-well-plateBenefits of Alvetex

  • Build more predictive biological models by maintaining the natural cellular structure and function
  • Better understand how cells behave in complex systems with 3D co-culture models
  • Enhance primary cell viability and longevity
  • Simple imaging and RNA/protein isolation
  • Add in perfusion of 3D cells for an extra step closer to in vivo conditions

alvetex-formats-perfusion-plateKey features of Alvetex

  • Compatible with the standard coating reagents
  • Inert and stable — experimental parameters transfer easily from 2D to 3D
  • Different Alvetex pore sizes available — cells grow inside (layered tissue-like structure) or on top (easy 3D cell recovery/passaging)
  • Uses already established sera, media and growth reagents
  • No additional equipment required for routine use

REPROCELL will participate at

BioPharm America 2021 conference

20 – 23 Sept, 2021 / Virtual Meeting