1-1. Collagen and gelatin
   Supporting Healthcare

Innovative medical technologies including advanced medical care and next-generation drugs are currently being studied at laboratories around the world.
With our collagen and gelatin, we support a wide range of healthcare activities from research to treatment.

1-2. Functions of Collagen and Gelatin
   for Healthcare

● Biocompatibility

Conformable to the body with less rejection.

● Bioabsorbability

Dissolved and absorbed in the body.

● Cell Adhesiveness

Bonds cells with preferable compatibility.

● Chemical Modification Property

Can be chemically modified by amino and carboxyl groups.

● Formability

Formable into any shape such as a sponge, membrane, sheet, particle, etc.

● Biomimesis Property

Can reproduce in vivo environment even under ex vivo
environment.

● Sol-Gel Transition

Can be made into liquid (sol) or semisolid (gel) by adjusting temperature and pH.

● Moisture Retention Property

Can retain large amount of moisture.

● Protective Colloid Property

Makes insoluble materials conformable.

● Thickening Property

Increases viscosity.

1-3. Examples of Medical Applications

Drug delivery system (sustained drug release)

Collagen and gelatin can retain the efficacy of a drug at a particular site for an extended period of time with a single dose.

Biological adhesive / Hemostatic material / Embolic agent

Collagen and gelatin can effectively join tissues without damaging the body. In addition, a hemostatic effect can be expected due to the blood coagulation reaction

Bone prosthesis / Skin prosthesis

Bones and skin can be efficiently regenerated using an implant material containing collagen and gelatin.

Cell Therapeutic

Use of collagen and gelatin as a carrier for cell transplant has been promoted by utilizing their compatibility with cells. 

iPS Cell Culture Substrate

The cells which were cultured in our collagen, were differentiated into retina cells, grown and then implanted in the patient.