Austrianova is a high tech, life science and biotech company with a global footprint that encapsulates living cells in bio-inert polymers.
The Cell-in-a-Box® technology, developed by Austrianova, 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 technology can also be applied to probiotics, cosmetics and agriculture, environmental protection and monitoring, as well as forming the basis of a powerful research tool.
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.