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    • EGF family
    • FGF family
    • Hedgehog family
    • Interferon family
    • Interleukin family
    • Neurotrophin
    • Other
    • PDGF family
    • TGF-β superfamily
    • TNF family
    • TNF superfamily
    • VEGF family
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    • Rat

PODS® Growth Factors

Standard proteins are extracted from cells using harsh processes that damage the protein, fail to remove impurities (which can have a biological effect) and leave the protein product unprotected from proteases. Although these proteins work instantly, they don't work for long. PODS® proteins are captured within the cell in a polyhedrin crystal lattice which protects the protein against physical and chemical damage. Once deployed in cell culture, the polyhedrin crystal loosens its grip on the cargo protein providing a sustained release into the local environment. PODS® crystals provide a depot formulation for sustained protein release over days, weeks and months (when combined with a hydrogel). PODS® crystals can be attached to surfaces in order to functionalize them and thus create localized concentrations and physiologically relevant gradients. 

  • Depot formulation provides sustained release and maintains physiologically relevant concentrations of growth factors over extended periods
  • Proteins remain folded throughout production process providing inherent biological activity
  • Manufactured in insect cells for important post-translational modifications
  • Animal Free manufacture
  • Custom service available. Difficult-to-purify proteins can be made

A comprehensive guide to PODS® technology is available.

Evaluate our PODS® Sustained Release Growth Factors, submit a poster to a meeting of your choice and win a Travel Grant worth $500!

We would be delighted to provide you with up to 3 PODS® growth factors (pack size 50 million) that you may evaluate in your work, write up the results as a poster to present at a meeting of your choice and we will contribute up to $500 towards your attendance!

The posters may be submitted at here, for a chance to win 1 of 10 Travel Grants. The best posters will be judged by our Head of Research and the submission deadline is by the end of April 2019.


PODS® Empty £95.00
PODS® Human Activin A £95.00
PODS® Mouse Activin A £95.00
PODS® Rat Activin A £95.00
PODS® Human Activin B £95.00
PODS® Human BDNF £95.00
PODS® Human BMP-4 £95.00
PODS® Human BMP-10 £95.00
PODS® Human CD40 Ligand £95.00
PODS® Human CNTF £95.00
PODS® Human DKK-1 £95.00
PODS® Human EGF £95.00
PODS® Human Ephrin-A1 £95.00
PODS® Human Ephrin-A3 £95.00
PODS® Human Ephrin-A4 £95.00
PODS® Human Ephrin-B2 £95.00
PODS® Mouse Ephrin-B2 £95.00
PODS® Human FGF-1 £95.00
PODS® Human FGF-2 (154) £95.00
PODS® Human FGF-7 £95.00
PODS® Human FGF-10 £95.00
PODS® Human Follistatin £95.00
PODS® Human Gastrin £95.00
PODS® Human G-CSF £95.00
PODS® Human GDNF £95.00