Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are collected and purified from adult bone marrow. Using standardized culture methods, isolated MSCs are expanded to generate significant numbers of cells at an early passage. MSCs provide an ideal platform for the study of stem cell biology and immunoregulation and can be differentiated into adipocytes (fat), osteocytes (bone), and chondrocytes (cartilage) using standard protocols.
MSCs are isolated from healthy, young adult donors and cryopreserved at passage 2. MSCs can be expanded in culture (6.5-8 population doublings) and are characterized by their positive expression of CD73 (99%), CD90 (99%), CD105 (99%) and CD166 (99%). In addition, MSCs do not express CD14 (≤ 1%), CD34 (≤ 1%), and CD45 (≤ 1%). MSCs are produced by Extem and distributed by MatTek throughout North America.
All cells are screened and found to be negative for mycoplasma, bacteria, yeast, fungi, HIV1/2, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. This product is for research use only. Not for use in animals, humans or diagnostic purposes.
MSCs are cryopreserved and shipped on dry ice via Priority Overnight shipping. Cells are shipped every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.