Lifeline® normal Human Pulmonary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells (HPASMC), when grown in VascuLife® SMC Medium, provide an ideal low serum (5%) culture model for the study of angiogenesis, atherosclerosis, diabetes or vascular/pulmonary biology.
Lifeline® Pulmonary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells are cryopreserved as secondary cells to ensure the highest viability, purity and plating efficiency.
- The cells have been isolated from human pulmonary artery, plated and expanded in culture vessels twice before being harvested for cryopreservation.
Our Human Smooth Muscle Cells are quality tested in VascuLife® SMC Medium and demonstrate optimal low serum growth over a period of at least 15 population doublings at rates equal to or greater than other serum-supplemented media.
Lifeline® HSMC are not exposed to antimicrobials or phenol red when cultured in VascuLife® SMC Medium, an advantage since these supplements can cause cell stress and “masking effects” that may negatively impact experimental results. Lifeline® offers these traditional supplements; however, they are not needed, or recommended, to achieve optimal cell performance in most research applications.
- Pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells can be grown without phenol red or antimicrobials when cultured in VascuLife® SMC Medium.
500,000 cells per vial