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.

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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. 

For more information click here 1814 (PDF, 247kB) or contact Laura Newell.

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