The ExtraCellular Matrix: a focus on GlycosAminoGlycans and Hyaluronan

The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a three-dimensional macromolecular network composed of structural proteins (collagens, elastin), adhesion/signalling proteins (fibronectin, laminins), different proteoglycans, glycoproteins and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). GAGs are structurally complex, but their structure is simply made up of repeating disaccharide building blocks composed of alternating uronic acid and hexosamine units. GAGs Read more…

Feedback from SCMC congress: Maturation and Development of Cerebrovascular System

The annual SCMC congress (Société Cerveau et Maladies Cérébrovasculaires – Brain and Cerebrovascular diseases Society) took place in Lille last week, in the Faculty of Medecine. The congress was organized in three sessions. The first session was about cerebrovascular development and maturation. The conferences began with a lecture about blood-brain Read more…

BIOMIMESYS® Oncology is a relevant hydroscaffold for cancer-related in vitro studies

BIOMIMESYS® Oncology is mostly composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), biofunctionnalized with undenaturated collagen I. HA, by interacting with its binding proteins (CD44, RHAMM, ICAM-1), is an active participant in inflammatory, angiogenic, fibrotic and cancer-promoting processes (Figure 1). We are currently looking at the effect of different elastic moduli of BIOMIMESYS® Read more…

Influence of the extracellular matrix on cancer cell proliferation and migration

Extracellular matrix (ECM) is known to have an influence on physiological processes and on tumour progression: ECM properties (composition, stiffness) modulate cell proliferation, migration, invasion and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). For example, EMT is inhibited by laminin-rich environment whereas it is promoted in fibronectin-rich ECM (Chen et al 2013. Differentiation 86, Read more…

Poster – A groundbreaking 3D cell culture technology for HCS: BIOMIMESYS hydroscaffold

Most potential drug candidates (90%) fail within the clinical trials, mainly because of lack of efficacy. What if the pharmaceutical industry uses predictive human in vitro models in early drug discovery ? View and download on Slideshare (low quality) https://fr.slideshare.net/hcspharma/a-groundbreaking-3d-cell-culture-technology-for-hcs-biomimesys-hydroscaffold Ask for high quality link by putting your email below