What does it mean that the products are animal origin-free to the primary or secondary level?
All our products are defined and animal origin-free (Ref: ISCT guidance document “ISCT Animal-Free Origin Survey Results-Summary”). Please see the […]
What is Biosilk?
Biosilk is a natural biomaterial made of recombinant silk protein. Biosilk fibers consist of shorter strings of spider silk protein, […]
What is the concentration of Biolaminin 521 within Biosilk 521? What is the ratio?
Biosilk 521 has a Biolaminin 521 concentration of 9 µg/ml. The Biosilk 521 solution is blended as 10 volumes of […]
What is the difference between Biosilk and Biosilk 521?
Biosilk 521 is Biosilk functionalized with Biolaminin 521. Biolaminin 521 (human recombinant laminin 521) is a key cell adhesion protein […]
Can I mix the Biosilk product with another Biolaminin isoform than Biolaminin 521?
Yes, you can mix Biosilk with any Biolaminin product. Add 25 μL of the Biolaminin product of choice to the thawed […]
When should I use Biosilk 521? What biological effect does Biolaminin 521 have on the cells?
Biolaminin 521 (laminin-521 protein) is a key cell adhesion protein of the natural stem cell niche, expressed and secreted by […]
Do the cells sit on top of the silk?
Contrary to many other 3D scaffolds where the cells are seeded onto an already formed 3D network, cells can be […]
Is Biosilk a gel product?
No, it is more of a fibrous network than a gel. The Biosilk product is a spider silk-based biomaterial that […]
Can I use Biosilk to generate organoid cultures?
Yes! It’s an excellent 3D culture system for organoid culture. Seed pluripotent stem cells (or another cell type of interest) […]
Can I mix the Biosilk products into a hydrogel?
It is possible to add a hydrogel to the Biosilk products after assembly (e.g. after generating a foam). However, embedding […]