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FlexiCol®

protein from porcine skin, suitable for cell culture

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biological source   protein from porcine skin
sterility   sterile-filtered
form   solution
packaging   pkg of 100 mL
solubility   water: miscible
suitability   suitable for cell culture
shipped in   wet ice
storage temp.   2-8°C

Description

Biochem/physiol Actions

Porcine collagen helps in tissue repair. Porcine collagen implants can be used as an alternative to people who are allergic to bovine collagen. This collagen matrix is used in grafting soft tissue defects and reconstructing missing tissues.

General description

Collagen obtained from porcine is identical to human collagen and has longer duration when compared to bovine or human collagen.

FlexiCol® is isolated from porcine hides and is a soluble atelo-collagen in 0.01 N HCI. It is approximately 97% Type I collagen with the remainder being comprised of Type III collagen.

FlexiCol® collagen is ideal for coating of surfaces, providing preparation of thin layers for culturing cells, or use as a solid gel. FlexiCol® collagen is provided in a user-friendly packaging for use and storage. It is sterile filtered and is supplied as a ready to use solution.

Legal Information

FlexiCol is a registered trademark of Advanced BioMatrix, Inc.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport

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Cell Culture Guide

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