HumaMatrix® Coat- Native Human-Derived ECM, 1 mg/ml

HumaMatrix® Coat

Native Human-Derived ECM, 1 mg/ml


HumaMatrix® Coat is extracted from nutrient-rich human birth tissue sourced strictly from tissue partners who comply with the requirements of transplantable human tissue. HumaMatrix® Coat has undergone a proprietary manufacturing method to preserve native matrix proteins and growth factors.  HumaMatrix® Coat is supplied at 1 mg/ml for cell culture applications and can be diluted for custom applications.

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Product Description

HumaMatrix® is one of the first commercially available native, human-derived extracellular matrix (ECM) products. Due to its human origin and minimal processing, HumaMatrix® retains the native matrix proteins and growth factors found in human tissue including collagen, elastin, laminin, glycosaminoglycans and many other matrix proteins.

HumaMatrix® is ideal for many applications including coating tissue culture surfaces to support cell attachment and growth or for making hydrogels.

Tissue Source

HumaMatrix® is isolated from human tissue sourced strictly from American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited and FDA registered tissue banks and organ procurement organizations (OPOs). Humabiologics® strives to meet research needs by providing high quality biomaterials obtained from tissue partners who comply with requirements for transplantable human tissues under 21 CFR 1271 of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Precautions and Disclaimer

HumaMatrix® is obtained from human tissue that has been tested and found negative for a minimum of HIV-1, HIV-2, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C, as well as other infectious agents. Please review the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for information regarding hazards and safe handling practices. HumaMatrixTM is for research use only and is not intended for human use, diagnosis, screening, household, food or other uses.

Storage Conditions/Expiration

HumaMatrix® Coat should be stored at -80 °C upon receipt. HumaMatrix® Coat is composed of stable proteins if it is stored frozen until use while minimizing freeze-thaw cycles. Research grade products have a shelf life of 6 months upon receipt.

HumaMatrixTM-Coated Tissue Cultureware

Note: The following are general recommendations. Researcher should optimize parameters based on their specific applications and cell types. Optimal ECM concentrations for tissue culture surface coatings may depend on application and cell type and must be determined for each application. Typically, 10 – 100 µg/ml of ECM is used. 

  1. Thaw HumaMatrixTM in the fridge overnight. Aliquot HumaMatrixTM and freeze at -80°C to minimize freeze-thaw cycles.
  2. Dilute HumaMatrixTM in 10-20 mM HCl with a pH of 1.9-2.1 to a concentration of 0.1 mg/ml. It is recommended to use ultrapure sterile water to make the 10-20 mM HCl.
  3. Aseptically add ECM solution to tissue culture surface to evenly cover entire surface.
  4. Cover and incubate ECM coated surfaces at 37 °C for at least 2 hours. The optimal incubation time may vary depending on the experiment and cell type and should be determined for each application.
  5. Transfer ECM coated surfaces to biosafety cabinet and aspirate excess solution from coated surface careful not to scratch the surface. Remove lid to allow for air drying overnight.
  6. Rinse the coated culture surface with sterile PBS or culture medium to remove residual acid.
  7. Use coated cultureware immediately or keep sterile and store at 2-10 °C.
Test Specification
Appearance (form)
          Color White to Off-White
          Form Solution
          Solution Turbidity Clear to Opaque
pH (1 mg/ml solution in 15 mM HCl) 1.9-2.1
Cell Attachment
Collagens, elastin, laminin, and glycosaminoglycans
Immunology/Serology Testing**
          HBV Non-Reactive
          HCV Non-Reactive
          HIV-1 Non-Reactive
          HIV-2 Non-Reactive
          RPR-Syphilis Non-Reactive

** Testing was done using FDA approved kits in CLIA certified lab 

*** Donor info is available upon request