In a recent BioCompare article, Cell Sciences products contribute to success of stem cell cultures.
Cell culture is one of the more complex yet commonly used techniques in life science research. Its applications extend to everything from basic biological studies and specific pathway elucidation, to therapeutic production and clinical treatment. Yet optimizing cell culture to keep cells healthy and growing still is somewhat subjective and lab-dependent.
While mammalian cell culture has progressed with certain best practices that enable successful cell growth, stem cell culture is still a work in progress. As we learn more about these unique cell types and how to keep them undifferentiated to study their behavior or differentiated to apply them to a particular disease, the more success we will have with new investigations and their further application.
“When using defined serum-free media containing defined recombinant proteins instead of 10-20% fetal bovine serum, the advantages are consistent and reproducible experimental results. Stem cells cultured in a serum-free environment are extremely sensitive with regard to morphology, cell density, proliferation rates, and sensitivity to mechanical and chemical stresses,” says Dr. Anne Sloan, Cell Sciences.
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