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New: Next Generation Collagen from Jellyfish

New: Next Generation Collagen from Jellyfish

Mayflower Bioscience has entered into a distribution agreement with Jellagen Pty Ltd. to market its next generation collagen which has been isolated from jellyfish.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals and is found in skin, cartilage, bone, intervertebral discs, blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, cornea and is the main component of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Collagen is therefore regarded as the building block of tissue.

Fibrillar collagens such as type I, II, III and V exist as a triple helix. These form strong fibers that can be made into structures with low antigenicity, excellent biocompatibility and biodegradable making collagen a highly versatile biomaterial.

The extraction process for Jellagen’s non-mammalian collagen preserves its triple helix structure producing a functional collagen. Next generation collagen products sourced from Jellyfish for use in 2D and 3D cell culture and medical devices.

The use of rat tail collagen for in vitro studies creates potential challenges when transferring the study to human in vivo study protocols, particularly for research projects in developing medical devices, tissue engineering, wound care, skin treatment and stem cells.

Jellyfish collagen represents a more universal type of collagen, better suited to a wide range of applications, and can be translated from the lab to in vivo clinical applications.

Find out more about Jellagen products at http://www.jellagen.co.uk