Capillary-like Network Formation of iCell® Endothelial Cells in PEG Hydrogel

Courtesy of Michael Schwartz, PhD, University of Wisconsin

Time-lapse video images illustrating 3D capillary-like network formation for iCell® Endothelial Cells encapsulated in a synthetic polyethylene glycol (PEG) hydrogel. Images shown for time points recorded over days 2-3 in culture. The PEG hydrogel was formed with protease-degradable crosslinks and a pendant adhesion peptide to promote cellular remodeling, and grown in standard CDI-recommended media & supplement.

(Jan 9, 2013)