Printable, localizable, sustainable growth factors. Applications in 2D, 3D and in-vivo
PODS® provides durability, stability AND sustained release, addressing the limitations of conventional and enabling researchers to effortlessly control and manipulate cells in 2D and 3D culture as well as in-vivo.
PODS® are nano-scale co-crystals made from 100% protein. PODS® slowly release their growth factor cargo through nanopores, generating steady-state bioavailability (near zero-order kinetics).
The sustainable release provided by PODS® crystals generates stable growth factor concentrations enabling precise control of the cell culture environment, significantly improving the health and quality of cells.
The slow-release provided by PODS® also reduces, or even eliminates, the need for media changes. This also minimizes the level of cycling between high and low growth factor concentration which can stress cells. Even more exciting, PODS® nanocrystals can be printed to provide localized bioavailability and, if desired, to generate concentration gradients.
PODS are also highly stable in storage. This unparalleled flexibility and control of a culture system opens up many possibilities for innovation in 2D, 3D and in-vivo applications.
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