PromoCell is a premier manufacturer of cell culture products
We are known for our broad range of human primary cells, stem cells and blood cells, optimized cell culture media, and a comprehensive line of cell biology research products. We believe that our cell culture products are the best suitable for biomedical research… because they provide scientists with physiologically-accurate models, and therefore enable them to obtain better research results.
Researchers are increasingly using 3D cell cultures to study the skin’s features. Three-dimensional skin models offer the potential to study various diseases and test compounds in vitro. Dr. Florian Groeber-Becker from the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Wurzburg has developed a highly sophisticated skin model.
It is the first thing people see when they look at us….
Many rules in biology exist, and even more exceptions to these rules. For years, immunologists have tried to classify macrophages into two subtypes, classically activated M1, and alternatively activated M2 macrophages. However, with the growing number of activated macrophage subtypes needing description, established nomenclature falls short. Researchers are seeking an alternative to the traditional black-and-white principle….
Antibiotics are routinely used in cell cultures to prevent bacterial infections. But there are side effects: Studies show that they impair cell growth and differentiation. With good laboratory practice, the use of antibiotics is unnecessary.
A cell culture is a world of its own. The culture dish contains nutrients within the media that cells need to thrive and prosper….
It is a scientific success story that started approximately 40 years ago – and was initially met with skepticism. Although the pioneers of mesenchymal stem cell research were initially criticized, today thousands of publications and hundreds of clinical trials focus on multipotent cells. New research is suggesting that in the end,…
Three, Two, One, Zero: Two research groups working in space life sciences are investigating the behavior of cells from PromoCell in microgravity on the International Space Station. The launch of a Falcon 9 rocket coupled to a Dragon spacecraft is planned for December 15th in Florida, USA.
Gravity is everywhere on earth,…
Self-destruction of the body: Cancer turns normal body cells into their malignant counterpart that wants to keep on replicating by any means. Understanding the individual disease offers the potential for more effective therapies with fewer side effects. The new PromoCell Primary Cancer Culture System allows researchers to generate high-fidelity in vitro models of primary tumors….
Human umbilical vein cells (HUVECs) are easy to access, so they have been the major source of primary endothelial cells (ECs) for years. But to study adult vascular pathology, bring your endothelial research to the next level – by choosing adult ECs that more accurately resemble in vitro conditions….
What seems basic to cell culturing is pure stress for primary cells: thawing, subcultivation and freezing. Even seasoned scientists tend to overlook this aspect, and manipulate their cultures less carefully than they should. Unhealthy, or even dead cells are the sad consequence. Here, you can benefit from an expert’s tips in handling primary cells,…
Cells that feed other cells: The endothelium is a layer of cells that line blood vessels, and it is responsible for many tasks, including the transport of essential nutrients. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) provide an in-vitro model for studying physiological and pathological processes of the vasculature.
“I’ll never forget the first time I added cancer cells to a HUVECs monolayer and watched them interact….
Doctors, and patients with chronic diseases, are putting hope into new findings in regenerative medicine that are based on mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) research. As promising as some published results sound, they might be not reproducible – simply due to insufficient authentication and poor handling of cell cultures. Rigorous validation of cell identity is crucial for working with human mesenchymal stem cells – and,…