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Permeable supports are an essential tool for the study of both anchorage-dependent and independent cell lines.


Demanding research needs all the support it can get.

Why have our permeable supports become the leading brand of cell culture inserts over the past 25 years? An indispensable, easy-to-use research tool, Corning permeable support brands can be used to create many cell models across a wide range of research areas. Add permeable supports to your research to:

  • Produce a cell culture environment that closely resembles an in vivo state
  • Allow polarized cells to carry out metabolic activities in a more natural manner through both apical and basolateral feeding
  • Co-culture cells with or without cell-to-cell contact 
  • Design a diversity of experiments using various pore sizes, membrane types, and coatings; custom surfaces and configurations are also available for specialized requirements. 

These essential tools for studying both anchorage-dependent and independent cell lines come ready to use, pre-packaged in standard multiple well plates. Individual inserts are also available. Include them in your research, and get ready to transform your scientific concepts into life-changing discoveries.

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Transwell® Large Format Inserts

Transwell® Large Format Inserts

Effectively grow a large amount of tissue or cells in a more in vivo-like environment.

The large format Transwell insert is a sterile, ready-to-use permeable support device that features a 0.4 µm polycarbonate track-etched membrane in a larger size that conveniently allows a larger cell growth area and two options for insert height levels.

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Get Exclusive Access to Peer Reviewed Articles from SLAS

Get Exclusive Access to Peer Reviewed Articles from SLAS

Through an SLAS-Corning Life Sciences partnership, we are pleased to offer access to reports from the June 2017 issue of SLAS Discovery

Gain Exclusive Access to Select Peer Reviewed Articles and Original Research from SLAS Discovery 2017

Through an SLAS and Corning Life Sciences partnership, we are pleased to offer exclusive access to 5 of the reports from the June 2017 issue of SLAS Discovery which showcases 3D cell culture as a rapidly emerging approach to cellular science and drug discovery.


Permeable Supports User Group

Permeable Supports User Group

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