Company: NanoSurface Biomedical – provides a suite of products for cell and tissue engineering, drug discovery, disease modeling, and fundamental cell biology research.
What problem do you solve? At NanoSurface, we strive to make cells in the dish resemble cells in the body, accelerating discoveries to improve human health.
NanoSurface Cultureware features biomimetic nanotopographic surfaces that imitate the structural architecture of the native extracellular matrix; this promotes the organization, migration, and phenotypic development of many cell types, resulting in more physiologically relevant data.
The NanoSurface Cytostretcher family of cell stretching instruments enables researchers to apply programmable stretch routines to flexible nanopatterned culture substrates, either in the incubator or on an optical microscope stage, to explore the effects of mechanical stimulation on cell and tissue cultures.
The NanoSurface eCyte 6 is an electrical stimulation system for long-term electrical stimulation and pacing of excitable cells in vitro.
What’s the latest? We are in the process of raising capital in a Series A round! We have also launched our NanoSurface Car(ina) platform, which enables highly predictive pre-clinical drug screening, using structurally matured human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived heart tissues. We are currently in discussion with a number of large pharmaceutical companies who are interested in leveraging our new platform in their drug discovery and cardiotoxicity testing processes.
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