Normal Human Corneal Epithelial Cells


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Product Description

Lifeline® normal Human Corneal Epithelial Cells (HCEC), when grown in Lifeline® OcuLife™ Medium, provide an ideal serum-free culture model for many areas of research. Common uses of HCEC are cell-matrix interactions, gene regulation and tissue development, drug development, and validation of alternative methods in toxicology.

  • HCEC are isolated from human corneal tissue and expanded twice in culture vessels before being harvested for cryopreservation.

Our HCEC are quality tested in OcuLife™ Medium to ensure optimal morphology and growth over a period of at least three passages.  Corneal Epithelial Cells

Lifeline® HCEC are not exposed to antimicrobials or phenol red when cultured in OcuLife™ Medium, an advantage since these supplements can cause cell stress and “masking effects” that may negatively impact experimental results. Lifeline® offers these traditional supplements, but they aren’t recommended or needed to achieve optimal cell performance in most research applications.

Human Corneal Epithelial Cells are tested for:

  • Cell Count:  500,000 cryopreserved cells per vial
  • Proliferation and Morphology in Fully Supplemented OcuLife™ Medium:  Normal cell appearance for 3 passages
  • Cell Viability:  Minimum 70% viability when thawed from cryopreservation
  • Sterility:  Negative for mycoplasma, Negative for bacterial and fungal growth
  • Virus:  Negative for HIV-1, HIV-2, HBV, and HCV by PCR

500,000 cells per vial

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