Matrixome iMatrix 511 Stem Cell Culture Substrate

Code: NP892-01
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Recombinant Laminin-511 E8-Fragments

iMatrix-511 is a highly purified and refined laminin-511 E8 fragments, produced in CHO cells.

iMatrix-511 features make it an ideal matrix for pluripotent stem cell culture:

  • Promotes greater stem cell adhesion than all other matrix proteins that have been tested
  • Easy to use (liquid format)
  • E8 fragments retain integrin binding specificity and capacity, and display higher potency than natural Laminin-511
  • Equivalent performance, but lower cost than the legacy iMatrix-511 product

Laminin is localized to the basement membrane, and plays a key role in cell adhesion and proliferation. Laminin-511 (α5, β1 laminin) binds to integrin α6β1 to promote cell signaling. Laminin-511 provides an ideal matrix for the proliferation of a wide variety of cell types including stem and iPS cells.

iMatrix-511 is functionally equivalent to iMatrix-511 SILK (Cat. No. NP892-021). The only difference is the expression system used for bioproduction. The iMatrix-511 SILK product is produced in recombinant silkworm cocoon, while iMatrix-511  is produced in CHO-S cells. Both are E8 fragments that have been purified using the same processes.

Product Name

iMatrix-SILK Stem Cell Culture Substrate

Catalog Number




  • NP891-011: 2 × 175 µg
  • NP891-012: 6 × 175 µg

Molecular Weight

150 kDa


>95% pure


Purified Laminin-511 E8 proteolytic fragment

Storage and Stability

Store at 4 °C and protect from light exposure. Stable for 2 years from manufacturing date.


500 µg/mL


CHO cells

Quality Control

Integrin binding Kd < 10 nM



Notice To Purchaser

REPROCELL is a licensed distributor of Matrixome cell culture substrates to the global market.

Recommended Usage

iMatrix-511 SILK is suitable for use as a substrate for culture of various cell types, including ES/iPS cells.


Matrixome Corporation (Japan)

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