Medium hydrated collagen gel as an explant support in organ culture

James A. McAteer, Thomas J. Cavanagh

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This report describes the preparation of medium hydrated collagen gels for use as the physical support material for explant culture. Collagen gels are simple to prepare from rat tail tendon-derived stock collagen. These gels provide a firm, fluid-permeable substrate for submersion or interface culture of organ explants. Collagen gels can be conveniently applied to serum-free medium conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Tissue Culture Methods
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1982


  • hydrated collagen gel
  • organ culture
  • rat tail collagen
  • serum-free medium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Anatomy

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