Amerigo Scientific Launches Soluble Collagen for Cell Culture
Amerigo Scientific, a distribution company focused on providing critical products and services to the biomedical and life science research communities, now introduces soluble collagen that provides in-vivo-like conditions to positively influence adherence, growth and differentiation of cells. The nature-like matrix to promote authentic cell performance is well suited for various applications, such as tissue engineering, and analysis of cell migration.
Collagen is a well-known protein that has been widely used in biomedical research and development. 28 known types of collagen have been identified, which are extracellular and have a mainly structural role. It has various advantages as a biomaterial, one of which is that collagen demonstrates its ability to penetrate a lipid-free interface. The characteristics of collagen differ from those of synthetic polymers mainly in its mode of interaction in vivo. Compared with other natural polymers such as albumin and gelatin, collagen exhibits biodegradability, weak antigenicity, and superior biocompatibility.
Soluble collagen is derived from bovine skin and can be used as a thin coating for 2D cell culture in any cell culture dish. For use in 3D cell culture, collagen hydrogels can be generated using standard protocols. The high collagen concentration of 5 mg/ml provides freedom to select the optimal gel density for cells. In addition, this flexible matrix may be mixed with factors like other ECM components, antibiotics or growth factors, e.g. for directed cell manipulation. Supplemental cross-linking by the user is also feasible.
Amerigo Scientific now offers soluble collagen for research uses such as tissue engineering e.g. of skin, osteogenic, endothelial, hepatocytic and other tissues analysis of cell migration, e.g. at metastasis, wound healing or development. "Our soluble collagen have benefits in many aspects, such as improvement of cell adherence, natural signals for cell growth, migration and differentiation, high concentration for flexible use, and long shelf life. In addition, our Collagen Cell Carrier is also available at Amerigo Scientific, which can be applied in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine." said Nina Cooper, Ph.D., the chief scientist at Amerigo Scientific.
"We have a variety of talented and dedicated staff to help provide our biomedical and life science customers with critical products and services, and the release of this new soluble collagen to the scientific research community is a good example for that. It can be a very useful tool, and we are confident that the new offering will help enable us to continue to grow our business." added Nina.
For more information about the soluble collagen, please visit https://www.amerigoscientific.com.
About Amerigo Scientific
Amerigo Scientific is a distribution company that focuses on providing critical products and services to the biomedical and life science research communities. Although it is a new company, Amerigo Scientific's founder has had more than 20 years of rich experience in the biomedical and biochemical fields, and has established close contacts with key personnel in top international pharmaceutical and biotech companies, academic research institutes, and government research agencies. It has a professional team, as most of its employees own a graduate (Ph.D. or master) degree in life science, so they can understand customers' questions or concerns and are always ready to provide individualized customer service with high standard.