Invitrogen Launches Neuronal Primary Cell Systems
Product News Oct 30, 2008
Invitrogen Corporation announced the launch of its GIBCO Primary Rat Cortex and Hippocampus Neurons. These cells offer an alternative to freshly isolated neurons, which may exhibit significant variability from experiment to experiment.
The cells are isolated from day-18 Fisher 344 rat embryos and cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen. These products are developed with vigorous internal research so that the resulting cells offer similar properties, such as viability, purity and cell function, as freshly isolated neurons but minimize lot-to-lot variability.
The cells are optimized to grow in Invitrogen’s Neurobasal™ media, supplemented with B 27, which is a special formulation of media that meets the specific requirements for growing neuronal cells, and neuronal cells grown in Neurobasal media show minimum or absence of glial cells growth.