SpongeCol® is a collagen sponge with an interpenetrating, columnar porous architecture structure. SpongeCol® contains unique columnar porous network which permits cells and nutrients to flow completely through the interpenetrating pores and provides an increased surface area for cell attachment, growth and migration.
SpongeCol® is composed of highly purified Type I collagen which best supports the attachment, proliferation, and function of cells. The collagen is lightly cross-linked for increased mechanical strength and durability for short and long term tissue culture yet is still biodegradable over the longer-term. The diameter of the pores ranges from 100 to 400 micron with the average diameter being approximately 200 microns. The collagen disc is approximately 4 mm or 21 mm in diameter and 1.5 mm thick. The sponge discs fits into a 96-well (4 mm disc) or 12-well (21 mm disc) culture plate or sanitary luer connectors for flow perfusion. Each package contains 25 (4 mm) or 5 (21 mm) collagen sponge discs.
This product is terminally sterilized and ready-to-use.
|Parameter, Testing, and Method||SpongeCol® #5135|
|Disc Diameter||4mm or 21mm|
|Package Size||25 or 5 Sponges/Pack|
|Disc Thickness||1.5 mm|
|Pore Size||~200 micron diameter with a range of 100-400 micron|
|Endotoxin – LAL||< 1.0 EU/mL|
|Storage Temperature||Room Temperature|
|Shelf Life||Minimum of 6 months from date of receipt|
|Sterility – USP modified||No growth|
|Collagen Source||Purified Type I Collagen|
|Collagen Purity – Silver Staining||>99%|