More Physiologically Relevant Co-Culture Studies with SiMPore CytoVu Membranes

CytoVu™ from SiMPore allows researchers to perform more physiologically relevant co-culture studies. CytoVu™ membranes are able to physically separate cells by only 50 nm while maintaining their ability to communicate through highly permeable nanopores. Previous co-culture systems separate the cells by as much ~10µm which is too much, or not at all. This makes true communication between the cells impossible. CytoVu™ allows you to culture different cell types that work in together form a more physiologically accurate model.

Benefits of Using CytoVu Membranes

Benefits of using CytoVu™ membranes include:

  • CytoVu™ membranes are thin (50 nm), allowing you to co-culture cells at relevant distances for established paracrine communication.
  • CytoVu™ membranes are highly permeable providing efficient diffusion of signals, drugs, and other molecules.
  • They allow you yo manipulate more tissue-like cultures (like a blood-brain barrier) in your experiments.
  • The optically transparent nature of CvtoVu membranes makes it possible to directly image on the culture slide at the highest possible quality.

Applications for CytoVu

CytoVu™ is perfect for applications such as:

  • Cell Co-Culture
  • Cell Differentiation/Development
  • Microenvironment/Paracrine Signaling
  • Physical Cell-Cell Interactions
  • Migration/Invasion
  • High Quality Imaging
  • Drug Absorption
  • Polarized Cell Growth
  • Tissue Engineering

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by SiMPore Inc.

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