Lifeline® Primary Cells are directly cultured from their human source organ tissue. Primary Cell types include: endothelial, epithelial, fibroblasts, melanocytes, neural stem cells (NSC), skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, and mesenchymal stem cells. All of Lifeline® normal and diseased human cells:
Need not be exposed to antimicrobials or phenol red when cultured in Lifeline culture media. Antimicrobials and phenol red are not needed, and not recommended, to achieve optimal cell performance. These supplements can cause cell stress and “masking effects” that may negatively impact experimental results.
Are negative for mycoplasma, and negative for bacterial and fungal growth.