Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC), also termed Mesenchymal Stromal Cells, are multipotent cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types and have the capacity for self renewal. MSC have been shown to differentiate in vitro or in vivo into adipocytes, chondrocytes, osteoblasts, myocytes, neurons, hepatocytes, and pancreatic islet cells. Optimized PromoCell media are available to support both the growth of MSC and their differentiation into several different lineages. Recent experiments suggest that differentiation capabilities into diverse cell types vary between MSC of different origin.
PromoCell hMSC are harvested from normal human adipose tissue, bone marrow, and umbilical cord matrix (Wharton’s jelly) of individual donors.
The cells are tested for their ability to differentiate in vitro into adipocytes, chondrocytes, and osteoblasts. Our hMSC show a verified marker expression profile that complies with ISCT* recommendations, providing well characterized cells.