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MSC NutriStem®, a complete xeno-free, serum-free system for the growth and expansion of hMSCs

MSC NutriStem®, a complete xeno-free, serum-free system for the growth and expansion of hMSCs

Biological Industries

MSC NutriStem® XF Medium


A defined, serum-free and xeno-free culture system optimized for the growth and expansion of hMSCs from a variety of sources: placenta (hMSC-PL), adipose-tissue (hMSC-AT), Wharton jelly (hMSC-WJ) and bone marrow (hMSC-BM). NutriStem® MSC culture system is developed specifically for the attachment, dissociation and freezing, as well as enabling long-term growth of hMSCs while retaining self-renewal and multi-lineage differentiation potential.

Defined, serum-free, xeno-free reagents are essential tools for all human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) research having potential clinical applications. The NutriStem® MSC Culture System includes defined reagents ideal for translational research use.

hMSCs cultured in serum-free, xeno-free MSC NutriStem® XF Medium show superior proliferation and self-renewal potential in comparison to serum-containing media and other serum-free media. In addition, hMSCs maintain their proper fibroblast-like cell morphology, tri-lineage differentiation potential, and demonstrate normal hMSC marker profiles and karyotypic stability over long-term culture.


•    Serum-Free (SF), Xeno-Free (XF), defined formulation

•    Drug Master File (DMF) available

•    hMSCs demonstrate superior proliferation

•    Supports long-term growth and self-renewal of hMSCs from multiple sources

•    Proper hMSC characteristics and multilineage differentiation potential are maintained over long-term culture

•    hMSCs express high percentage of MSC surface markers and do not express hematopoeitic markers 

•    Complete media kit; no additional supplements are required

Cells cultured in serum-containing medium do not require an adaptation phase when transitioning to serum-free MSC NutriStem® XF Medium.

Initial Isolation:

hMSC from various sources (hMSC-PL, hMSC-AT, hMSC-WJ, hMSC-BM) can be efficiently isolated using MSC NutriStem® XF on pre-coated dishes. Addition of 2-2.5% human AB serum may be required for certain tissues. Using MSC NutriStem® XF for isolation of hMSC enhances purity of MSC populations in earlier passages and increases the number of hMSC in comparison to FBS-containing medium.



hMSC cultured in MSC NutriStem® XF exhibit a high proliferation rate and long term growth in comparison to competitors’ media (see figure 2).

MSC NutriStem® XF is optimized for hMSC from various sources

MSC NutriStem® XF promotes proliferation of hMSC from a variety of sources while maintaining normal fibroblast-like, spindle shape cell morphology (see figure 3).


hMSC Differentiation potential

hMSC cultured in MSC NutriStem® XF maintain their trilineage differentiation potential (see figure 4).



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2.    K.Y. Tan et al. Serum-free media formulations are cell line–specific and require optimization for microcarrier culture. Cytotherapy, 2015 

3.    Cai, Zhen, et al. Chondrogenesis of Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells by In Vivo Co-graft with Auricular Chondrocytes from Microtia. Aesthetic plastic surgery 39.3 (2015): 431-439.

4.    A. Jarmalavičiūtė et al., Exosomes from dental pulp stem cells rescue human dopaminergic neurons from 6-hydroxy-dopamine–induced apoptosis. Cytotherapy, 2015

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For more references please refer to http://www.bioind.com/israel/products/stem-cell-research/stem-cell-culture/human-mesenchymal-stem-cells/nutristem-msc-medium/