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Perfectus Biomed’s Porcine Mucosal Model (PMM) is highly customizable and can be easily tailored to fit your needs. Our PMM is a reliable and predictive model that enables rapid screening of your experimental products.

Model overview

We create explants from mucosal tissue harvested from pigs raised for human consumption. Porcine tissue arrives at our facility 1-4 hours after slaughter. Explants are maintained in a cell culture medium within transwell plates. We can conduct experiments on various infection states, from planktonic to biofilm, with this model. The PMM can be used to measure the antimicrobial properties and efficacy of your formulations as well as cellular toxicity and the inflammatory response of mucosal tissue.

Relevant Therapeutic Areas


Medical Devices

We can use the PMM to test for bacterial adhesion to and host cell toxicity of experimental devices.

Urogenital Health

Since much of the human genital tract is composed of mucosal tissue, the PMM can be used for predictive preclinical testing of compounds or products related to urogenital health.

Inflammation and Biocompatibility

The PMM offers a unique way to investigate inflammatory cytokine concentrations in a cost-effective manner. We can perform ELISAs and multiplex assays to determine whether experimental compounds are pro- or anti-inflammatory.

Infectious Diseases

Mucosal tissue is an ideal environment for microbial growth, making the PMM an excellent application for testing the efficacy of products to treat infectious disease pathogens. We can test for efficacy against planktonic and biofilm infections with this model.

How can Perfectus Biomed support your research?

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