Novel nanofiber-based carrier material in cell expansion – step 1

The project aims to introduce a novel type of biobased material into a growing field currently dominated by synthetic plastics, the stem cell industry. The project is aiming to, through validation in collaboration with RISE, introduce a renewable, sustainable, cellulose material as a carrier platform for stem cell expansion and differentiation, as a complement to Cellevates current synthetic nanofiber portfolio.

One of the main points of interest to be evaluated with the cellulose material is the possibility to enzymatically digest it, and thus extract cells from the material. This directly impacts and increases production yields in the space, which in turn implies an opportunity to reduce production costs of cell therapies. The process also effectively reduces the amount of waste from the product and thus its climate footprint.


Cellevate AB and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB.

Budget & time plan

The project’s total budget is 757 928 SEK and the project runs during six months – between May and October 2021.

Svepelektronmikroskopsbild på Cellevates cellulosafiber.