Alvetex™ Well Insert Holder and Deep Petri Dish

AVP015-2 / AVP015-10

Brand: Alvetex™

Purchase product: USA Store

Product Code Pack Size Price in
the Americas
Prices in UK, Europe,
Middle East & Africa
AVP015-2 2 units USD $ 70.00 GBP £ 50.00 EUR € 60.00
AVP015-10 10 units USD $ 352.00 GBP £ 250.00 EUR € 300.00

Prices do not include shipping and handling charges.


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.

  • Alvetex is a highly porous polystyrene scaffold designed for 3D cell culture
    Cells grown in Alvetex possess a natural tissue-like structure that enables them to function in a more physiologically relevant manner. Alvetex 3D cell culture enables cells maintain their in vivo morphology, behavior and responsiveness within an in vitro model system.
  • Alvetex is a unique cellular environment
    Manufactured to the highest standards of consistency each disc is engineered to a thickness of just 200 µm with pore sizes of 36-40 µm (Alvetex Scaffold). No cell is ever further than 100 µm from the nutrient source enabling easily exchange of nutrients, gases and waste products by passive diffusion across short distances.
  • Maintain natural cell shape and morphology
    In conventional 2D cell culture, cells come into contact with the flat surface of the culture vessel (e.g. Petri dish, flask or multi-well plate). In this unnatural environment cells become flattened against the substrate. In this abnormally thin structure there has been significant re-modelling of the internal cellular components. The entire cytoskeleton is remodeled and organelles such as the nucleus are flattened.

  • Alvetex has been designed for simple and routine use
    It uses conventional cell culture plasticware. Therefore any cell biologist can get into Alvetex 3D cell culture.

    • No specialist equipment is required
    • No changes to media and optimized cell feeding protocols
    • Compatible with the majority of down stream analytical techniques.

Say goodbye to risks of foreign unknown materials such as proteins or cytokines of animal origin — unlike conventional materials used in cell culture Alvetex is made from polystyrene and is completely inert.

Available in varying formats and sizes.


Product Name: Alvetex Well Insert Holder and Deep Petri Dish

Catalog Numbers:

  • AVP015-2
  • AVP015-10

Pack Contents:

  • AVP015-2 — (Alvetex well insert holder in deep Petri dish) × 2
  • AVP015-10 — (Alvetex well insert holder in deep Petri dish) × 10

Units are sterile blister packed.

Storage and Stability: Store at room temperature. The units are sterile and ready for use as long as the packaging seal remains intact.

Quality Control: Sterilized by gamma irradiation and remain sterile until the blister packs are opened.

Notice To Purchaser: This product is for research use only, not for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes. It is not allowed to sell this product to a third party or use it for commercial purposes without permission from REPROCELL.