If you are looking for the optimal cell culture surface for your assay, explore the new CELLCOAT® MultiCoat Test Plate which allows the rapid and easy testing of a variety of biological coatings simultaneously.

Take advantage of the choice of 11 different peptide and protein coatings on a single microplate to find the appropriate in-vivo mimicking environment for your cells. Choose between our 96 well or 384 well SCREENSTAR plates which offer optimum image quality thanks to their cycloolefin bottom with glass-like optical properties and planarity.

By choosing the optimal protein-coated surface for your cells, improve cell attachment, spreading, distribution and growth or modulate differentiation and protein expression.

Key facts

  • Ready to use
  • Ideal to identify the optimal coating
  • 11 different coatings (single and double coatings) plus control on one plate
  • Available with 96 / 384 well plates ideal for high-resolution imaging
  • Two plates per package


Coating design of the 96 well MultiCoat Test Plate.
In the 384 well format, 2 rows each consist of an individual coating.

Poly-D-Lysine (PDL) & Poly-L-Lysine (PLL) are synthetic poly-peptides commonly used for cell culture coatings, providing a highly positive charged surface that enhances cell adhesion. PDL coatings are more durable based on their resistance against proteases released by certain cell types.

Collagen Type I (Col. Type I) is a major component of the extracellular matrix (ECM) of numerous cell types. Collagen coatings help mimic the in-vivo microenvironment and promote cell adhesion, proliferation and differentiation of mesenchymal and connective tissue-derived cells.

Fibronectin is a glycoprotein that connects membrane-spanning receptors (“integrins”) to extracellular matrix proteins like collagens and heparan sulfate proteoglycans. Fibronectin-binding integrin receptors are present in cell membranes of numerous cell types making fibronectin coatings a preferred choice to facilitate fast, strong attachment, spreading and growth of many cell types.

Laminin is a glycoprotein and major component of the basement membrane. It binds to integrin cell surface receptors in the cell membrane and to type IV collagen, fibronectin and proteoglycans in the extracellular matrix. As a vital  support for scaffolding the basal lamina, Laminin coatings promote structural integrity, cell adhesion, migration and tissue organisation, and are commonly used for culturing neurons, muscle cells, epithelial and endothelial cells. 

Basement membrane extract (BME) is derived from Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm mouse sarcoma, composed predominantly of laminin, type IV collagen and heparan sulfate proteoglycan. It mimics the basement membrane extracellular environment in many tissues and is used as a “thin coating” for cell adhesion and support of cell-specific phenotype in complex 2D-cell models.

Choice of the appropriate peptide / protein coating

Use our MultiCoat Test Plate and rapidly test a variety of coatings at once to find the appropriate biological environment for your cells.

As a further orientation use our surface selection guide:

Cell type PDL & PLL Collagen I Fibronectin Laminin PDL/COL COL/FN PDL/LAM BME
Cardiomyocytes x x x x x x x x
Endothelial cells x x x x x x
Epithelial cells x x x x x
Fibroblasts x x x x x
Hepatocytes x x x x x x x
Mammary cells x x x x x
Macrophages x x x x
Monocytes x x x x x
Myoblasts x x x x x
Neuronal cells x x x x
Smooth muscle cells x x x x x x x x

Product list

CELLCOAT® Multicoat Test Plate
Flyer / PDF, 244 KB
Brochure / PDF, 373 KB
Application Note: Greiner Bio-One Labware on ZEISS Microplates
Application Notes / PDF, 5 MB
Cell Culture
Brochure / PDF, 7 MB
Application Note: Improved Cultivation and Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells
Application Notes / PDF, 2 MB
Application Note: siRNA dependent gene silencing in HeLa cells cultivated on
Application Notes / PDF, 508 KB
Application Note: Cultivation and Differentiation of Human Adipose Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells with CELLSTAR® and CELLCOAT® Cell Culture Products
Application Notes / PDF, 539 KB
OEM - From standard products to fully customized solutions
Brochure / PDF, 2 MB
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