PVA microcarriers for regenerative medicine

18 Apr 2024

Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) microcarriers are small spherical particles made from polyvinyl alcohol polymer. They are commonly used in cell culture applications as a substrate for the attachment and growth of anchorage-dependent cells. Kuraray introduces its PVA microcarriers specifically designed for regenerative medicine. Because the material is made of a highly elastic PVA hydrogel, the microcarriers are not damaged even when vigorously stirred in a bioreactor and, as a result, do not generate microscopic fragments. They have cleared quality assurance and safety tests based on good manufacturing practices (GMPs: pharmaceutical manufacturing management and quality assurance standards).