Invitrogen Launches a Complete Resource for Cellular Technologies and Education
Product News Jul 08, 2009
Invitrogen, part of Life Technologies Corporation, has announced the launch of the life science industry’s first comprehensive online resource for cell biology information and technology.
The Invitrogen Cell Resource Center is a web portal that brings together educational resources and the latest technologies for advancing cellular research. This web based hub enables scientists to access the broadest range of products and scientific resources for cell biology, from a single source.
The new portal was designed through customer input, from more than 700 life scientists from around the world. It provides information highlighting the breadth of what can be accomplished in the laboratory with any given cell type, with information organized across technologies that support the cellular workflow.
Researchers can also access information about various cell types, through links to useful technical information, third party video protocols, published research, assays and reagents, as well as systems and devices for building workflows for their experiments.
The Cell Resource Center features a broad range of highly characterized primary cells, stem cells (including embryonic stem cells), induced pluripotent stem cells and reprogramming technologies, along with more than 200 validated assays for basic research, drug discovery and screening.
As part of the roll out of this industry resource, Invitrogen is also launching a new comprehensive line of GIBCO® rat neural cell products, including neural stem cells, neurons and glial cells, marking the first cells within its industry-leading portfolio of neurobiology products.
These cells have been validated with media and reagents that include Neurobasal™ medium, B27 supplement and StemPro® NSC SFM. Also available for the first time are cell engineering tools to allow targeted, stable integration of genetic material into the genome of pluripotent stem cells and primary cells for screening and discovery analysis.