Immortalized versus primary cells: considerations for optimal application in cell cultures

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In any experiment involving cell culture, researchers must choose between primary cells and immortalized cell lines. Primary cells are reputable for their superior physiological relevance, while immortalized cells are an inexpensive and durable tool often applied at the outset of a novel investigative avenue. However, these well-known properties are only the first considerations in any well-informed decision regarding the use of primary or immortalized cells. Join experts from Cook MyoSite for a beyond-the-basics discussion comparing the advantages of these valuable research tools.

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What will you learn?

  • Appropriate applications for immortalized and primary cells
  • Cost comparison between immortalized and primary cells
  • Pitfalls to avoid when drawing conclusions from experiments involving cell culture
  • Details on Cook MyoSite’s cell products

Who may this interest?

  • Researchers conducting experiments involving cell culture
  • Laboratory managers


Kevin Hart
Analytical Method Development Scientist
Cook MyoSite (PA, USA)

Kevin Hart is an Analytical Method Development Scientist at Cook MyoSite who has been with the company for over 2 years now in roles working to better characterize autologous muscle-derived cell products, as well as designing and implementing new analytical methods. Kevin got his BSc in Molecular Biology/Biotechnology at Clarion University and went on to receive his PhD in Immunology and Infectious Disease at Pennsylvania State University (both PA, USA). Kevin’s goals are to use his wide array of skills to not only improve public health but to also increase the rigor of scientific thought and spread that knowledge and passion to others.

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