CYTRIX Microfluidic Hydrogel Kit


The CYTRIX Microfluidic Hydrogel Encapsulation Kit provides a plug-and-play system for microfluidic single-cell hydrogel encapsulation. This ready-to-use kit includes the novel CYTRIX hydrogel and can be purchased as a bundle containing the compatible Pico-Gen™ double aqueous biochip and Pico-Surf™ surfactant.

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CYTRIX hydrogel technology overcomes the challenges of existing microfluidic hydrogel formation techniques, such as temperature control or time-critical mixing procedures. This alginate polymer-based hydrogel system provides a cell-friendly solution to the harmful temperatures, pH changes, and use of UV-light of existing hydrogel formation techniques.

Combined with the Pico-Gen™ double aqueous biochip and Pico-Surf™ surfactant, the biocompatible and microchannel-friendly kit enables the generation of defined, reproducible, tailorable hydrogel microstructures for 3D cell culture, organoids, single-cell analysis, and many other applications. This solution allows researchers to individually study valuable cells over many weeks rather than days in defined microenvironments that mimic the natural extracellular matrix.

The CYTRIX hydrogel can be purchased as:

  • A standalone Hydrogel Kit  – £499
  • A bundle containing the Hydrogel Kit, Pico-Gen™ Chip and Pico-Surf™ 10mL, 2% in Novec 7500 surfactant – £750

Additional information


Efficient encapsulation of mammalian cells, bacteria, and other microorganisms
Industry-leading cytocompatibility of ~95% viability across different cell types
Clog-free microfluidic operation for the generation of homogenous hydrogels
Reversible gelation enabling the efficient release of cells
Tailorable hydrogel matrices optimized to your custom requirements


Single-cell analysis
Tumour heterogeneity
3D cell culture
Organoids and spheroids
Tissue engineering
Synthetic biology
Stem cell differentiation
Cell therapy


Download Protocol: Cytrix Cell Encapsulation Protocol


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