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Extracellular Vesicles

What are exosomes?

Exosomes (a subcategory of small extracellular vesicles (EVs)) are lipid bilayer particles with a range of diameters from 30 to 150 nm. EVs are released by most cell types, being present in cell culture conditioned media and biological fluids, such as plasma, serum, urine, and milk.

Why study exosomes?

Exosomes carry proteins, small molecules, and genetic material (nucleic acids; DNA and RNA) contributing to cell-to-cell communication and taking part in a wide range of in vivo functions. Thus, the study of exosomes is particularly interesting as a source of biomarkers with high potential in diagnostics and therapeutic applications.

Exosomes as a powerful new class of nanotherapeutics

Exosomes are nanoparticles with unique physiological and pathological functions that result in an enormous potential for therapeutics. Over the past 30 years, the number of publications including exosome studies has grown exponentially, covering a wide range of fields, from cancer to stem cell research.

Exosome Research Areas, Cancer, Stem Cells

Research areas in which exosomes are being studied as potential nanotherapeutic tools.

How do we support your research?

Exosome research can be challenging, so Cell Guidance Systems has compiled a complete range of solutions to support you, from isolation to characterization of exosomes. Our range of products includes exosome purification kits for all biological fluids and applications, exosome marker antibodies, and exosome detection and tracking options, as well as a nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA) service. Moreover, our technical team will support you throughout your experiments and answer any questions you might have.

Start today! Select our starter pack

We designed the ideal starter pack to guide your exosome research. The pack includes the exosome purification kit of your choice, exosome validated antibodies, and NTA profiling analysis. The complete details can be found in the product page here

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Read our support literature

See a complete list of application notes and posters under the resources tab.