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RUCDR Stem Cell Laboratory News

RUCDR Infinite Biologics is proud to announce that we are collaborating with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Insitute to sponsor a Focus Session at this year's ISSCR Meeting in Stockholm entitled "hiPSC Biobanking, Characterization and Distribution".

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iPS and Source Cell Culture Services Offered

For more information, please contact sheldon@dls.rutgers.edu or commstaff@dls.rutgers.edu.

Tissue Biopsy Services   Stem Cell Line Derivation and Processing Services
  • Pre-assembled and barcoded kits for the collection of skin punches or nasal epithelial for postnatal through adult biopsies
  • Isolation, expansion, and cryopreservation of primary cells including fibroblasts, nasal epithelial and other cell types
  • Comprehensive Quality Control of all Primary Cell Lines includes mycoplasma testing and identity verification using the SNPTrace™ Panel
  • Distribution of Primary Cell Lines as cryopreserved ampules or cultures of live cells
 
  • Extensive range of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) reprogramming services:
    • Utilizing a variety of primary source cell types, including fibroblasts, olfactory epithelial cells, erythroblasts, lymphocytes, and lymphoblastoid cell lines
    • Workflows for footprint-free reprogramming using Sendai virus or episomal vectors optimized for reprogramming efficiency and economy
  • Standard Quality Control of all iPSC Lines includes mycoplasma testing and identity verification using the SNPTrace™ Panel
  • SNP profiles can be used to confirm the relationship between primary source cells and their iPSC derivatives
  • Extensive Stem Cell Quality Control Testing (bundled packages or a la carte services):
    • Immunocytochemistry and FACS analysis of expression of markers of pluripotency
    • Assessment of iPSC genomic stability by G-banded karyotyping and SNP arrays
    • Demonstration of pluripotency using in silico analyses of whole transcriptome microarray and RNAseq gene expression data
    • Demonstration of pluripotency using in vitro assays such as embryoid body formation
  • iPSCs derived in client laboratories can be expanded, subjected to quality control analysis, and cryopreserved for storage
  • Distribution of iPSC Lines as cryopreserved ampules or cultures of live cells (distributions are accompanied by a certificate of analysis that documents stem cell quality control test results)
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