Millipore’s HEScGRO™ Medium Advances Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Product News Feb 01, 2007
Millipore Corporation has announced the availability of HEScGRO animal component-free medium for human embryonic stem cell research.
HEScGRO medium is an animal component-free medium tested for human embryonic stem cell culture and shown to maintain hES cells in their undifferentiated state.
An agreement between Millipore and Stem Cell Sciences (www.stemcellsciences.com) (SCS) announced in October 2006 made it possible for Millipore to manufacture and market SCS' serum-free media.
HEScGRO medium’s serum-free, ready-to-use and complete formulation can offer ease and reliability in growing human embryonic stem cells.
Media with animal-derived components are subject to wide variability and may contain factors that promote differentiation of hES cells, as well as toxic proteins or immunogens that can adversely affect the cells themselves. HEScGRO medium is a defined, animal component-free formulations that can addresse these problems and can allow scientists to grow human stem cells with confidence.