Conventional growth factors are unstable. To compensate, they are used in excess and need to be frequently replenished. This limits the possibilities of cell culture. PODS® from CellGS provides stability and sustained release, addressing these limitations 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 provide 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 precisely positioned to provide localized bioavailability and, if desired, to generate micro-gradients.
For those who want to try it, Labclinics offers a 10% discount for your first purchase of PODS with the promotional code PODS10NEW.
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