Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are adult cells that have been reprogrammed to an embryonic stem cell–like state. The cells can replicate indefinitely or, under controlled conditions, can be differentiated into any other cell type such as nerve, heart or liver cells. Medical researchers are able to use iPS cells to test how different patients might respond to new drugs or to analyse how genetic diseases develop.
The EBiSC stem cell bank is a collection of human iPS cells available to academic and commercial researchers for use in disease modelling and other forms of stem cell research. The initial collection has been generated from a wide range of donors representing specific disease backgrounds and healthy controls. EBiSC has established many routine procedures for collecting, expanding and characterizing human iPS cell lines. The stem cell bank includes iPSC cell lines derived from neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer′s Disease, Parkinson′s Disease, Dementia, Motor Neuron Disease (ALS) - and Huntington′s Disease), eye and heart diseases, and lines from healthy control donors for age and sex matching.
Cell Line Origin
University of Edinburgh
Cell Line Description
Primary cell type: Fibroblast of dermis
Primary cell developmental stage: Adult
Vector type: Integrating
Virus type: Retrovirus
Have the reprogramming vectors been silenced: Unknown
Analysis of Undifferentiated Cells
Marker expression: SSEA-4(+)POU5F1 (OCT-4)(+)SSEA-1 (-) TRA 1-60 (+)
Microbiology / Virus Screening
HIV 1: Negative
HIV 2: Negative
Hepatitis B: Negative
Hepatitis C: Negative
Inoculation for microbiological growth: No Contaminants Detected
Mycoplasma: Not Detected
Viability: Viable post-cryopreservation
Passage number: 48
Cell line karyotype: 46,XX
Karyotyping method: G-Banding
STR/Fingerprinting: A 16 allele profile has been recorded and data is available upon request, after cell line purchase.
Note: EAUA and CLIP must be completed before order fulfillment
Passage method: EDTA
Matrix: Matrigel® / Geltrex®
CO2 concentration: 5%
O2 concentration: 21%
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