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First plasma component-free hematopoietic expansion media.

VANCOUVER, B.C., July 17, 2012 -- StemCell Technologies, Inc., has launched a chemically-defined hematopoietic stem cell expansion medium that contains no animal or human plasma-derived components.

While serum-free media are well established, this is the first complete medium available for the culture and expansion of hematopoietic stem cells that ?s free of animal and human proteins and only contains recombinant and synthetic components.

StemSpan ACF allows researchers to study hematopoiesis and cell therapy development without concerns of transmission of adventitious agents from plasma derived components, or lack of consistency between different lots of human or bovine proteins in other complete media formulations.

"StemSpan ACF supports equivalent total nuclear cell and CD34+ cell expansion as the existing highest performance serum-free medium on the market," said Dr. Bert Wognum of StemCell Technologies. "It also supports monocyte to dendritic cell differentiation and might be used by researchers to develop and optimize their own culture systems to generate large numbers of other mature blood cells."

The company's StemSpan products include StemSpan SFEM, SttemSpan H3000, and StemSpan ACF for ex vivvo expansion of hematopoietic progenitor cells.

Contact: http://www.stemcell.com

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Title Annotation:New Stem Cell Lab Products
Publication:Stem Cell Lab World
Date:Jul 30, 2012
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