Guide to abbreviations used to label VitaCyte’s products or technical support literature.

Product abbreviations:

  • Collagenase HA = purified collagenase with high collagen degradation activity (CDA)
  • Collagenase MA = purified collagenase with moderate CDA (about 50% of Collagenase HA)
  • BP Protease = neutral protease from Bacillus polymyxa (DispaseTM Equivalent enzyme)
  • DE Collagenase = Defined Enriched collagenase
  • CIzyme RI = application specific enzyme mixture for rodent islet isolation
  • CIzyme AS = application specific enzyme  mixture for isolation of human adipose stromal vascular fraction cells from lipoaspirate

Abbreviations in technical literature:

  • C1 = class I C. histolyticum collagenase
  • C2 =  class II C. histolyticum collagenase 
  • Truncated C1 = form of C1 collagenase with only one collagen binding domain (other lost by proteolysis)