Introducing Softwell

And not just perceptibly so, but specifically tuned to match the softness of the bodyís tissues. That means you can culture neurons in an environment as soft as the brain, cardiomyocytes upon the stiffness of muscle, or whatever your cellsí tissue of origin may be.

Softwell is a transparent polyacrylamide hydrogel bound to the surface of any cell culture well. Itís so thin, you might not notice itís there, but a cell can feel the difference. Importantly, it wonít interfere with most cell-based assays and detection methods. That way, you can make cell culture more realistic without complicating your life at the benchtop.


Softwell replicates a broad range of physiological tissue softness, from fat to cardiac muscle, so you can routinely venture beyond the rigidity of tissue culture plastic.

What will your cells do in a softer world? To find out, order Softwell online or request an evaluation sample at To learn more, download our Product and User's Guide.

Think soft.

Softwell 6

Hydrogels bound to 6, 12, 24 and 96 well plates targeting 9 levels of stiffness (kPa).

Soft: 0.2, 0.5, 1
Mid: 2, 4, 8
Stiff: 12, 25, 50

Hydrogels bound to 35, 100 and 150 mm dishes.


Hydrogels bound to glass bottom dishes for high resolution and confocal microscopy.


Hydrogels bound to glass coverslips in 6, 12 and 24 well plates.