Ashland, MA, January 15, 2019 – MatTek Corporation announced today a new partnership with NanoSurface Biomedical to distribute their nanopatterned cell cultureware technology. The partnership between MatTek Corporation and NanoSurface Biomedical will expand the availability of innovative, human-relevant cell culture options to life science researchers.
NanoSurface cultureware is a line of glass bottom dishes & plates that contain a nanopatterned surface that creates a cellular microenvironment that imitates the native extracellular matrix (ECM). With this technology, fibroblasts, cardiac myocytes, smooth muscle cells, neurons, cancer cells, epithelium, and many more cell types are better able to develop in vivo-like morphology in the dish. “Nanopatterned surfaces reinforces cellular structural and functional development to promote an in vitro growth response more similar to what we’d expect to find in the body,” said Elliot Fisher, chief operating officer of NanoSurface Biomedical. “Cells cultured in NanoSurface cultureware demonstrate enhanced structural and phenotypic development compared to cells cultured in conventional dishes.” NanoSurface culture surfaces are also much softer than conventional glass or plastic culture substrates, providing a cellular microenvironment that imitates multiple aspects of the native ECM.
For decades, MatTek has led the market as the industry standard for glass bottom dishes for microscopy. “Our mission at MatTek is to provide human-relevant technology for the life sciences,” said Alex Armento, president of MatTek. “NanoSurface Bio provides a technology that fits that mission and has real usefulness for our customers and their research, so it was a natural fit to add NanoSurface Bio products to our existing catalog for the convenience of our customers.”
The addition of NanoSurface technology to its catalog ensures that MatTek will continue to deliver the best quality products and services to researchers, so they may deliver the best results for their experiments.
Founded in 1985, MatTek Corporation is at the cutting edge of tissue engineering and a world leader in the production of innovative 3Dreconstructed human tissue models. MatTek revolutionized the market for human cell-based in vitro models and remains a well-respected industry leader. After the introduction of MatTek’s groundbreaking EpiDerm product in 1993, MatTek has grown its portfolio to include skin, ocular, intestinal, and respiratory reconstructed human tissue models, among others. MatTek’s products are used throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Eastern Asia.
NanoSurface Biomedical, Inc. is based in Seattle, WA, and was founded in 2015. The privately-held company specializes in producing easy-to-use biomimetic cell culture devices and platforms for in vitro cell biology applications. NanoSurface’s leading products include NanoSurface Cultureware and NanoSurface Cytostretcher. NanoSurface Biomedical, Inc. also excels in developing products and services for drug development, disease modeling, and fundamental cell biology research.