DISC™ devices are made of an inert, non-degradable biocompatible material and contain biodegradable StemBeads® loaded with one or more growth factors or cytokines. The beads slowly break down to release the encapsulation protein at a controlled rate, reducing the need for medium changes.
Placed directly into the cell culture vessel, the DISC™ devices enable control of the concentrations, combinations and ratios of growth factors and cytokines, creating more physiologically relevant conditions for cells. DISCs™ can contain multiple microbeads with different growth factors or cytokines and at different concentrations. DISC™ devices do not degrade and can be easily added or removed from the culture vessel.