The Centre for Regenerative Biology and Medicine (ZRM) in Tübingen has joined forces with Naturin GmbH, based in Weinheim. The partners plan to develop new carrier materials on the basis of collagen, which improve cell cultures and medical implants.
These properties make the tissue suitable for use in complex medical applications, for example for the reconstruction of connective, supporting and muscle tissue. While ZRM will focus on research and sophisticated cell-biological analyses, Naturin will produce the jointly developed starting material and be in charge of production and marketing of the new collagen products. With its experience in large-scale industrial production of certified products, the company is able to carry out the transfer from laboratory bench to production quickly and efficiently. Both partners will profit from their commitment because ZRM shares the profit that Naturin GmbH makes with the new, collagen-based life science products.