Extracellular matrix modifications are involved in cancer initiation, progression and propagation

The extracellular matrix (ECM) is the non-cellular component of tissue. Its is mainly composed of structural and adhesion molecules, such as hyaluronic acid, collagene, proteoglycans, fibronectin, elastin, although its specific composition and structure vary between different tissues. It is a dynamic structure, which is involved not only in the cell Read more…

Importance of the liver extracellular matrix in the development of NASH/ASH

The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a non-cellular component of tissues and organs. It is mainly composed of structural elements (proteoglycans collagens, elastin) and cell adhesion proteins such as fibronectin and laminins. The ECM forms a complex structure with physical properties (elasticity, tensile and compression strength), which provides physical support for Read more…

Artificial intelligence to improve 3D cell culture : a milestone for HCS pharma

As you may now, in HCS Pharma we strongly believe that the critical point of the human health evolution in next years is the in vitro 3D cell culture, especially for complex diseases like cancer [1]. It’s why we work hard on our exclusive BIOMIMESYS® technology. As experts in HCS and cell imaging, we must master all the process : 3D biological models, 3D cell culture, volumetric pictures acquisition, 3D reconstruction and segmentation of cells and ECM compounds, 3D parameters extraction and, of course, biological interpretations. As explained in our VisuAI R&D project, the 3D reconstruction and segmentation step is not simple.

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…