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Medical Grade Materials
Collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals and is found in skin, cartilage, bone, intervertebral discus, blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, cornea and is a key protein component of the Extra Cellular Matrix (ECM). Collagen is therefore regarded as the building block of tissue.
What is Collagen?
Jellagen operates a vertically integrated supply chain from the ethical sourcing and harvesting of Barrell Jellyfish (R. pulmo species) off the coast of the UK. Our in-house, state of the art manufacturing processes ensures production of highly pure Collagen Type 0 with batch to batch consistency, providing a high quality grade of biomaterial for medical use. The proprietary extraction process for Jellagen’s next generation collagen preserves its triple helix structure producing a functional collagen.
Jellagen operates a closely controlled quality process and is ISO13485 certified offering batch to batch consistency.
Batch to Batch Consistency
Our Collagen Type 0 can achieve high batch to batch consistency due to its relative structure as an organism. Jellyfish are mostly comprised of protein and water with some glycol-protein and lipid content. This means there is very little that can affect the variation of protein content and batch production during the extraction process. This makes Collagen Type 0 an ideal source of collagen for medical device development as it increases the consistency of effectiveness and efficacy of use.
Application examples of Use
Collagen Type 0 offers unique characteristics and when combined with Jellagen’s manufacturing capabilities offers unique opportunities to develop new medical devices within the following areas.
– Ear, Nose and Throat
– General & Gastroenterology surgery
– Plastic & reconstructive surgery
– Preclinical Research
– Tissue Engineering
– Wound Repair
Medical Device Product Development
Jellagen are experts in non-mammalian collagen production and product development. We transfer our knowledge to medical device manufacturers who are looking to combine innovative technology either with new product ideas or improvements to existing products. We can supply medical device manufacturers either with biomaterials in its native form or can collaborate on development projects.
If you are interested in developing a medical device with Jellagen or using Collagen Type 0 for regenerative medicine purposes.