Our Human Bladder Tissue Model: a biologically-relevant model in a commercially-relevant format

Welcome to Kystis

Kystis is a contract research and consultancy service, uniquely placed to predict the actions of drugs and chemicals in the bladder. Built on the work of the internationally-recognised Jack Birch Unit, Kystis has developed technologies allowing research traditionally performed in animal models to be achieved in a relevant non-transformed human system to overcome regulatory and ethical concerns.

Kystis was established by Professor Jennifer Southgate and Dr Simon Baker, both of whom are highly regarded world-wide for their knowledge and experience of bladder tissue biology, a fact recognised by the prestigious award of the 2010 Astellas European Foundation Urology Prize.