Alternatives to Matrigel online symposium
Friday 10 September 2021. Time: 11:00 – 16:30
Human cell culture systems are widely used tools in many research areas, for example in toxicology.
While some cells are capable of producing their own extracellular matrix (ECM), many others require
pre-coating of the cell culture dish. One example are human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC).
Matrigel is one of the most commonly used coatings for culturing iPSC (and other cell types) and is
retrieved by inducing sarcoma tumours to mice. Its replacement is desired for several reasons, including
better standardization conditions and for ethical reasons.
This Mini-symposium is aimed to bring together various experts from the field from both academia and
industry, to highlight and discuss available alternative coatings for human cell culture.