Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is thus the most widely used ECM protein in research across hundreds of various assays.
PureCol® Type I Collagen is the most popular collagen product, being 3 mg/ml of type I atelocollagen (>99.9% pure), and is the product referenced in each of the assays below. Other ABM Collagen products may be substituted in these assays if different mechanical properties of the collagen are desired (ie. use Telocollagen for stiffer hydrogels to evaluate changes in migration related to stiffness). Descriptions of some of the assays are found below the chart.
(published 01/26/23: Advanced BioMatrix – 26 Assays Using PureCol Collagen)