Ref: 890 - Human Podocyte cell line
Originally developed by Prof Saleem and colleagues at the University of Bristol, the colloquially named ‘Saleemocyte’ is known and used world-wide. It is a unique and representative tool for the study of human glomerular disease in-vitro.
The conditionally immortalised podocyte cell line allows an in-vitro process of maturation analogous to the development and maturation of podocytes in-vivo. The result is a homogenous, stable cell source that shows expression of key antigenic markers of differentiated in vivo podocytes. These include the novel podocyte proteins nephrin, podocin, CD2AP and synapodin.
Ref: 1814 - Sampling Device
The collection of numerous biological samples from a patient (microdialysates, blood etc.) has long been a challenge to both clinician and patient. In the artificial and stressful hospital environment, discomfort to the patient may result in levels of samples collected not being representative of levels in a patient’s everyday life. University of Bristol researchers have created a simple, portable, and compact device in which biological samples can be discretely collected at set intervals. Removing the need for a hospital setting, this device enables the patent to undertake normal activities with samples collected for prolonged periods of time.