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Storing and transporting fresh cells, tissues and viruses by encapsulating them using innovative hydrogel technology

Atelerix has developed an innovative approach to the storage and transportation of fresh cells, tissues, and viruses at hypothermic temperature. So, reducing the need for costly cryopreservation!

Atelerix’s range of products have been designed to meet the varied needs and demands of their customers, extending the time that biological samples can be stored at hypothermic temperatures while maintaining a consistently high yield, viability, and functionality. Their aim is to protect their customer’s biological products from biochemical and physical damage.

Their plant-based hydrogels are pharmaceutical grade high purity alginates. Cells, tissues, or viruses are encapsulated by the gel which stabilises lipid membrane integrity during hypothermic storage. The encapsulated cells live in a state of “hibernation” allowing them to be safely stored and/or shipped for extended periods of time. When the cells are required for use, they are quickly “awoken” upon returning to physiological temperatures in the same state they entered.

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