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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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Corning Scientific Seminar Series

Corning Scientific Seminar Series

Delivered by scientists, these free online presentations provide novel tips, and best practices.

Delivered by scientists, these free one-hour online presentations provide novel tips, best practices, and proven techniques to help advance your research.

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Permeable Supports User Group

Permeable Supports User Group

Wishing to connect with other researchers? Join our user group to share your insights and learn.

Join our user group to connect with other researchers and to receive information about new products, promotions, and protocols.

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Understanding the biology and chemistry of tumor-rich CSCs is key to developing effective therapies. This article discusses systems for studying cancer stem cells, focusing on various extracellular matrix substances used to analyze growth and behavior in both in vitro and in vivo models.    

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Establishing Cell Cultures with Greater Physiological Relevance

Evidence sug­gests that 3D cell cultures that establish physiological cell-cell and cell-ECM interactions can better mimic the specificity of native tissue. Read how 3D models may accelerate translational research in cancer biology, tissue engineering, and regenerative med­icine. 

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Extensive Library of Abstracts and Posters Available Online

Find out how to use supports to study neutrophil migration through an interstitial matrix, or to increase the throughput of drug transport studies. Learn how to automate cell-based drug absorption assays–and much more. Check out these online technical resources.

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