1-1. Collagen and gelatin
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
Conformable to the body with less rejection.
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.
Formable into any shape such as a sponge, membrane, sheet, particle, etc.
● Biomimesis Property
Can reproduce in vivo environment even under ex vivo
● 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
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.
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.