The core of Xylyx Bio’s technology is tissue-specific extracellular matrix (ECM) – native cell environments that support and guide cell growth, migration, differentiation and gene expression.
Our proprietary technology provides the full dynamic milieu of components, including proteins, proteoglycans and other vital soluble biomolecules, that work together to support cell health.
Because the cell environment is essential wherever cells are found, Xylyx Bio’s platform has broad applications, from improved cell culture to effective solutions for critical unmet health needs.
Learn more about our extracellular matrix technology.
What is extracellular matrix?
Extracellular matrix (ECM) is made up of molecules secreted by cells that provide cells with structural and biochemical support – the essential cell microenvironment. It contains collagens, elastin, fibronectin laminins, and other essential components fundamental for all multi-cellular life.
Why is extracellular matrix important?
Extracellular matrix provides shape, integrity and motion for all multicellular living organisms, and is essential for cell function and regeneration. ECM is indispensable for both embryonic development and tissue remodeling in the adult. “Without ECM, multicellular life could not exist, plants would not grow tall, and animals could neither swim nor walk nor fly.” WH Lewis
What does the name XYLYX mean?
The name Xylyx is derived from ‘xylo-’, the Greek root for ‘wood’, thus encompassing the central importance of the natural environment. The dual x’s echo the sound of ‘extracellular matrix’, the technical name for the natural cell environment, while the lines of the x’s and y’s create a visual network that reflects the intersecting fibers of the extracellular matrix.
What does the logo signify?
The Xylyx logo brings a sharp visual identity that is bold and scientific. The encircling lines are comprised of multiple intersecting elements, representing the Company’s expertise in different markets. The Company’s focus on providing the full suite of components in the extracellular microenvironment is reflected in its tagline, “The Cell Environment Company.”