In October 2012, Corning acquired the majority of the Becton Dickinson Discovery Labware business. In 2015, the integration of the Biologics portion of the Discovery Labware brands (including Matrigel™, BioCoat™, FluoroBlok™ and PureCoat™) into their growing family of Corning Life Sciences brands will be complete. You will notice changes on their product and packaging artwork, but the products themselves and the catalog numbers will remain the same.
Commonly used in the culture of normal and transfected cell types, including vascular endothelial (i.e., BME, BAEC), muscle, embryonic stem (ES), HUVEC for E-Selectin expression and VEGF induction, and F9 teratocarcinoma cells for gene expression studies
Matrix components are applied as an even, optically clear coating
Designed to closely mimic in vivo environments and enhance expression of cell-specific morphology
Provides attachment and growth-promoting substrate for the culture of a variety of cells
Lot-to-lot consistency results in reproducible experiments
All lots tested and found negative for bacteria and fungi
Cellware is tested for the ability to promote firm attachment of rat cerebellar granule cells