Normal Human Corneal Epithelial Cells

MatTek’s Normal Human Corneal Epithelial Cells (NHCE) and growth media (NHCE-GM) provide an ideal serum-free culture system to study cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, gene regulation, cell differentiation, tissue development, wound healing, and toxic effects to the corneal epithelium.

NHCE cells are isolated from the progenitor-rich limbal region of whole corneas.  MatTek’s NHCE cells are characterized by their cobblestone morphology and positive expression of cytokeratin 3/12, cytokeratin 15 and aldehyde dehydrogenase 3A1.

Donor-matched corneal keratocytes (NHCK) are available upon request.

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Specifications Table_NHCE

All cells are negative for mycoplasma, bacteria, yeast, and fungi. HIV-1, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are not detected by PCR for all donors and cell lots.  This product is for research use only.  Not for use in animals, humans or diagnostic purposes. 

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MatTek’s cryopreserved human corneal epithelial cells are shipped on dry ice ($93 charge) every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. To place an order, send a message or purchase order to or call customer service at +1-508-881-6771.

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