Kollodis BioSciences provides mussel adhesive protein products as stand-alone adhesives (bioadhesives), ready-to-use adhesive kits, and specialized adhesives for cell culture and tissue engineering applications- the MAPTrix® ECM (Extracellular Matrix) line of products.
Kollodis operates an ISO 9001:2000 compliant fermentation manufacturing facility that operates with fully validated equipment and utilities that employ water for injection (WFI) and purified water tested to EP/USP standards.
The MAPTrix® ECM line of products are provided with a guaranteed purity of >90% (SDS-PAGE) with endotoxin levels below 20 EU/mL (LAL assay).
Each product is tested for the presence of bacteria, fungi and mycoplasma. The biological activity of each product is determined in a cell culture assay under serum-free conditions.
The Mussel Adhesive Protein based matrix (MAPTrix®) ECM line of products are coating reagents with genetically incorporated bioactive peptides (recognition peptides) which mimic the extracellular matrix (ECM) activity of collagen (MAPTrix®-C), fibronectin (MAPTrix®-F), laminin (MAPTrix®-L), and vitronectin (MAPTrix®-V) proteins.
The bioactive peptides mimic ECM proteins and provide for cell attachment, spreading and growth. The mussel adhesive protein confers biocompatible adhesion to a wide variety of surfaces.
MAPTrix® products are provided as ready-to-use aqueous coating formulations in 1.0 mg, 2.5 mg, 5.0 mg and 10.0 mg sizes (vials). Also available is our MAPTrix® core product - recombinant mussel adhesive protein with no peptide incorporation.