Urine: a lesser known source of live cells
Urine-derived cells are cells from the urinary tract that can be found in urine. They have the potential to be used as an alternative or supplement to biopsies.. Multiple scientific studies have reported urine-derived cell abnormalities in kidney disease and urological cancers, along with potential of urinary cells to screen drugs and even make stem cells. However, challenges such as short shelf life (<4hrs), inconsistent recovery rates and low yields for viable cells limit research. Utilising urine as a source of patient-specific live cells opens up new opportunities for accessible biomaterial at scale
The Cell Catcher
Novel technology to process urine samples to extract live patient-specific cells for precision medicine applications
Primary cells from urine
Everyday, people pass hundreds of live cells in their urine. The Cell Catcher is a point of care device that captures and preserves these cells.
The Cell Catcher can be used by anyone at home to collect cells. It preserves cells for 24 hours making it easier for you to work with remote patients and obtain more frequent samples.