Excellent biocompatibility due to weak antigenicity and safety due to biodegradability, makes bovine collagen a prime material for medical applications. Collagen-based biomaterials have a large range of applications both in vivo and in vitro.
Types of Collagen
The main medical types of Collagen are I-V which are present in different body parts
- Type I is found in bones, tendons, ligaments and skin
- Type II is in cartilage and the eyes
- Type III comes from the lungs, liver and arteries
- Type IV is present in the kidneys
- Type V is found on the surface of cells, hair and placenta
Bovine Collagen Formulations
Collagen Solutions offers off-the-shelf Type I collagen formulations and partners with customers to develop or co-develop other formulations, components, and finished medical devices using collagen. Our expertise and collaborative approach lead to faster time to market, improved production, and superior medical devices.
Applications for Bovine Collagen
The main use of collagen for clinical application are as replacement scaffolds used as tissue fillers, and as support matrices for matrix-rich tissues. Collagen scaffolds are widely used in clinical practice for plastic and reconstructive surgery, dental, wound care and orthopedics applications among others.