Noviogel-P1K (PB-NCN01) and Noviogel-P1K (PBNCN02) are the pure PIC without any functionalization (has no additional (growth or ECM) peptides coupled to the hydrogel)
Noviogel-RGD1k (PB-NCN03) and Noviogel-RGD5k (PB-NCN04)
PIC functionalized by RGM peptides (The most widely studied adhesive peptide in the biomaterials field is the tri-amino acid sequence, arginine-glycine-aspartate, or “RGD” . RGD is the principal integrin-binding domain present within ECM proteins such as fibronectin, vitronectin, fibrinogen, osteopontin, and bone sialoprotein.
1K or 5K: Different polymer length which has influence on the strain stiffening (sigma C) of the polymer bundle.
Syntrix-P: (PB-NCS01) is functionalized with oligoethyleneglycol moieties, thereby presenting a low-adhesion surface to cells.
Syntrix-BM: (PB-NCS02) is functionalized with a number of bioactive peptides to enhance cell adhesion and performance (Laminin, Fibronectin, Collagen I, Collagen IV, Vitronectin)