ABOUT ARTIPORE


ARTIPORE is the official brand of ST1 Corp.'s biotechnology and life science products.

ARTIPORE offers various 3D cell culture products and biomaterials which overcome the limitations of 2D cell culture, with the expertise in nanofiber electrispinning, 3D printing, and elastomer molding.

In particular, the company has secured its own equipment and process technologies and introduced the authentic and unique products with high quality and differentiated functions through continuous process improvement. It is also seeking to expand to various applications through enthusiastic R&D activities and joint research with hospitals, research institutes, and universities.

Product lineup

Nanofibers easy to handle

3D cell culture on nanofibers


Nanofibers produced through electrospinning are polymer fibers with diameters of hundreds of nanometers and have a high similarity to the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the human body. In particular, it is made of biocompatible and biodegradable polymers and has high cell viability and biocompatibility. These nanofibers of biocompatible/biodegradable polymer materials are in the spotlight as cell supports for three-dimensional cell culture.

Two-dimensional cell culture, in which cells are cultured on glass or transparent polymeric plates, has a different culture environment than in humans, and cell adhesion is different from in the body, limiting cell behavior and growth to tissues and organs. Three-dimensional cell culture technology is actively being developed to overcome the limitations of two-dimensional cell culture and provide cells with a more in-body environment, and nanofibers are recognized as one of the most representative materials as a support for three-dimensional cell culture.

Nanofibers have the following advantages:

  • High similarity to the extracellular matrix of the human body

  • Cell-friendly three-dimensional network structure

  • Various fiber structures, such as alignment and non-alignment

  • Various fiber diameters; nanofibers with diameters of tens to hundreds of nanometers and microfibers with diameters of tens to tens of micrometers

  • Additional role of topological cues to cells

NIH3T3 cells on Nanofiber


HepG2cells on Microfibers


C2C12 cells on Nanofibers

Features of ARTIPORE's Products

Biocompatible nanofibers with high quality consistency

  • High quality consistency (fiber diameter and mesh thickness uniformity)

  • Various nanofiber structures related to fiber alignment

  • Various nanofiber products such as nanofibers and microfibers

  • Use of high quality biocompatible polymer materials

  • Improved handling convenience due to high rigidity

NanoFIBERS(Random)

Authentic combination of 3D printing frame and nanofibers

  • A thin film structure that can be completely free-standing with nanofiber layers without additional supports/containers such as films, etc

  • Various nanofiber meshes of several to several tens of micrometers thick

  • Patent registration technology in South Korea, the United States, and Europe

  • Related products: FiberDISK, FrameSHEET

Fully free-standing ultra-thin nanofiber products

  • Free-standing ultra-thin nanofiber products through the combination of 3D printing reinforcement and ultra-thin nanofibers

  • High light transmittance and observation performance due to ultra-thin film

  • Easy to observe adhesion/growth behavior on nanofibers with extracellular matrix-like structure of cells

  • Related products: FiberDISK, FrameSHEET

Decomposable nanofiber/porous membrane-based well-plate insert

  • Various membranes: nanofibers, microfibers, porous PC membrane, and collagen vitrified membrane

  • As it can be decomposed and assembled between thin film and insert support, it can be applied to various experiments.

  • Providing experimental stability for various cell-sheet-based studies.

  • Related products: Well-INSERT with FiberDISK or Flat-PoreDISK

Strict quality control via ARTIPORE's own R&D and production environment

  • Own development of production facilities equipped with CNC and precise control

  • Strict control of environmental variables to ensure quality consistency

  • Cleaner production environment for nanofibers and biomaterials