What is endotoxin? Frequently asked questions about bacterial endotoxin contamination of in vitro cell cultures. Details about how to endotoxin test using the LAL assay, common sources of laboratory endotoxin contamination and tips on how to avoid endotoxin contamination when
This issue of Biofiles reviews some of our newest and most innovative technologies and their specific applications toward cancer research. In preparing this issue of Biofiles, one is reminded how complex the disease of cancer is, and how difficult it
An overview of how to classify various cell types (immortalized, primary or stem cells) based on cellular morphology characteristics such as epithelial, endothelial, neuronal or fibroblast. Cell growth characteristics also discussed. Free ECACC handbook download.
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a family of closely related growth factors having a conserved pattern of eight cysteine residues and sharing common VEGF receptors. VEGF-A (VEGF) is a potent growth factor for blood vessel endothelial cells, showing pleiotropic
How the unsaturated fatty acid, oleic acid and other cell culture components affect the performance of serum-free, protein-free cell culture systems used for biomanufacturing heterologous proteins including monoclonal antibodies.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Media were developed for the in vitro expansion and directed differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) from bone marrow, the umbilical cord matrix (Wharton´s Jelly) and adipose tissue. Protocols for handling, cell passaging, media, and
Information on fatty acid synthesis and metabolism in cancer cells. Learn how proliferatively active cells require fatty acids for functions such as membrane generation, protein modification, and bioenergetic requirements. These fatty acids are derived either from dietary sources or are