Human Chondrocytes (HCH)

Primary Human Chondrocytes isolated from normal human articular cartilage from the knee and hip joints.

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Primary Human Chondrocytes (HCH) are isolated from normal human articular cartilage from the knee and hip joints (lot specific source information is available on request). PromoCell HCH are routinely tested for their capacity to differentiate in 3D spheroids.

The articular cartilage covers the joints between bones and contains no blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, or nerve fibers. It is composed of only one specialized cell type, the chondrocytes, which produce and maintain the extracellular matrix of cartilage, i.e. collagen (mostly type II) and proteoglycans (primarily aggrecan).

Recommended Plating Density 10.000 – 20.000 cells per cm2
Passage After Thawing P2
Tested Markers Differentiation into 3D spheroids tested
Guaranteed Population Doublings > 10
Figure 1. Human chondrocyte cell culture in phase contrast.
Figure 2. Spheroids of differentiated HCH cultured in Chondrocyte Growth Medium and stained with Alcian Blue.

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