Why use Standardized Kits when Differentiating Pluripotent Stem Cells?

Differentiation kits are designed to be a flexible, accessible, and consistent solution for pluripotent stem cell differentiation. Read more about the benefits in this post.

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Feb 24, 2017
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Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell-derived cardiomyocytes, hepatocytes, neurons, and more are being utilized for research on personalized medicine, drug discovery, and toxicity screening. A number of methods are currently employed by scientists to supply the volume of iPS-derived terminally-differentiated cells needed for their experiments. These include home-brew differentiation protocols, the direct purchase of differentiated iPS cells, and stem cell differentiation kits. Home-brew protocols can be robust and offer flexibility to the researcher, but they often lack standardization, which can be problematic when translating or interpreting results from lab-to-lab. Commercially-available iPS-derived cells are another option but, because suppliers often have not generated cells using multiple human iPS cell clones, there is limited flexibility to address intra- and inter-cell line variability of the compounds or treatment of interest.

Differentiation kits are designed to be a flexible, accessible, and consistent solution for pluripotent stem cell differentiation. Read more about the benefits of standardized differentiation kits here:

Why Use Standardized Kits When Differentiating Pluripotent Stem Cells

R&D Systems offers StemXVivo® Kits for the differentiation of pluripotent stem cells. Click here for full list of StemXVivo® Differentiation Kits.

The selection includes: Ectoderm, Mesoderm, Endoderm, Cardiomyocytes, Hepatocytes, Dopaminergic Neurons, and Oligodendrocytes.

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Bio-Techne brings together the prestigious life science research brands of R&D Systems, Novus Biologicals, Tocris Bioscience, and Protein Simple to provide stem cell researchers with high-quality reagents to optimize and standardize their workflow. In addition to producing consistent and robustly-active growth factors and small molecules for stem cell expansion and differentiation, our in-house developed specialized media, differentiation kits, and verification kits are being used globally to make advancements in stem cell research. We also offer contract and custom services that allow you to use our industry-renowned product development expertise to expedite your research.

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