STEMCELL Technologies Inc. Announces Release of Defined, Animal-Protein Free Maintenance Medium for hESCs and hiPSCs

STEMCELL Technologies is pleased to announce the release of TeSR™2, a defined, animal-protein free maintenance medium for human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells.

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The release of this medium demonstrates STEMCELL Technologies ' commitment to providing high quality, standardized research reagents to the pluripotent stem cell research community.

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) October 14, 2009

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. (STEMCELL) is pleased to announce the release of TeSR™2, a defined, animal-protein free maintenance medium for human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells. This medium takes a step towards addressing the needs of researchers working towards the culture of their cells in a medium free of animal-derived proteins.

"We anticipate that TeSR™2 will be a very useful tool to researchers working with hESCs and hiPSCs," says Dr. Clive Glover, Senior Product Manager at STEMCELL Technologies. "The release of this medium demonstrates STEMCELL Technologies ' commitment to providing high quality, standardized research reagents to the pluripotent stem cell research community."

This medium complements STEMCELL's range of products for hESC and hiPSC research. These include mTeSR®1, the most widely used, feeder-independent maintenance medium for hESC and hiPSC, and AggreWell™, a unique tool to prepare size-controlled, uniform embryoid bodies when differentiating these cells.

About STEMCELL Technologies
STEMCELL Technologies Inc is a leader in the development and marketing of specialty cell culture media, cell separation products and ancillary reagents for life science research. Driven by science and enabled by close interactions with global leaders in cell biology and medicine, STEMCELL delivers over 900 products to research scientists in more than 70 countries worldwide. To learn more about how STEMCELL helps to make research work, visit http://www.stemcell.com.

Contact
STEMCELL Technologies Inc.
Clive Glover, PhD, Senior Product Manager
604 675 7723

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