What it does
The Cell-in-a-Box™ technology, developed by SG Austria, is a means to protect, isolate, store and transport living cells.
The proprietary technology can be used for a variety of purposes.
In healthcare, it facilitates the safe implantation of cells, holding them isolated from the immune system and allowing long term production of therapeutic molecules in patients.
In biotechnology, the Cell-in-a-Box™ technology protects cells in bioreactors and fermenters, while at the same time simplifying purification of bioproducts produced from the cells and reducing production cost.
The company’s proprietary cell packaging material, Gel8, used for the Cell-in-a-Box™ technology, is derived from a naturally occurring material and is thus harmless to the environment, biologically inert and has been shown to be safe in humans.