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).

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Product Name Size Catalog Number Information Prices
Human Chondrocytes (HCH) 500,000 cryopreserved cells C-12710 click to select country
Human Chondrocytes (HCH) 500,000 proliferating cells C-12750 click to select country
HCH Pellet 1x106 cells in RNAlater C-14070 click to select country