At PromoCell, we know the lab and we are still behind the bench. Collectively, our team of scientists has spent thousands of hours at the hood. Cells and media are our specialty, and we want to support you and your research in primary cell culture. We’ve… got your back when your cells are in action.
It adapts quickly to the cellular defense mechanisms of the host and develops resistance against antiviral drugs: The influenza A virus is a major human pathogen with high variability. New super-resolution microscopy methods, as well as the use of human primary cells, currently allow better insights into the interactions between viruses and host cells….
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….
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,…
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….
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,…
One cell type can fight disease, help form blood vessels, regulate cell stability— and more. Macrophages are true masters of multitasking. In our body they are the first line of defense against invading bacteria, fungi and viruses. But they are not only a key element of our immune defense; they can also play a role in destroying tissue,…