3-D Life PVA-HA Hydrogel Kit

3-D Life PVA-HA Hydrogel Kit

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The 3-D Life PVA-HA Hydrogel Kit provides reagents for setting up hydrogels containing hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan).

Its major components are SG-PVA and the thiol-functionalized hyaluronic acid crosslinker HyLink. When the two reagents are combined, thiol groups on HyLink form stable thioether bonds with thiol-reactive groups on SG-PVA, which results in the formation of the gel. The components are mixed at physiological pH (pH 7.2) for optimal cell compatibility. The slow gelation kinetics allows enough time to conveniently manipulate the solution before the onset of gel formation. The hydrogel allows cell spreading and migration if cell adhesion peptides are present in the gel.

Prior to the crosslinking step, cell adhesion peptides (e.g. 3-D Life RGD Peptide, Cat. No. 09-P-001) can be covalently attached to a portion of the SH-reactive groups on SG-PVA to provide a cell-adhesive matrix.

For more information and instructions, please consult the General Protocol GP-4 "Preparation of 3-D Life Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Hydrogels" and the 3-D Life Hydrogels User Guide, which may be downloaded below.


3-D cell culture, hydrogel injections, filling of microchannels, generation of soft to very stiff gels.


Allows formation of 3.3 ml 3-D Life Hydrogel of a crosslinking strength of 1.2 mmol/L.


Material Quantity Concentration of reactive groups
170 µl 30 mmol/L MSDS
HyLink, lyophilized 2 x 200 µl* 10 mmol/L* MSDS
10x CB Buffer (pH 7.2) 200 µl n.a. MSDS
Water 2 x 1500 µl n.a. MSDS
*Volume/concentration after reconstitution of lyophilizate.


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