(PRWEB) December 1, 2010
ATCC (American Type Culture Collection), the world’s largest and most diverse bioresource center, offers normal human primary dermal microvascular endothelial cells derived from neonatal foreskin (HDMVECn). These cells are suitable for research related to drug screening/uptake, angiogenesis, oncology, inflammation, and intercellular communication.
HDMVECn from ATCC are rigorously tested to be free of bacteria, yeast, fungi and Mycoplasma. The cells are cryopreserved in the third passage to ensure the greatest purity coupled with high viability and plating efficiency.
As part of ATCC® Primary Cell Solutions™, HDMVECn are performance tested with a matched set of components including media, growth factors and reagents. Vascular Cell Basal Media contains essential and non-essential amino acids, vitamins, other organic compounds, trace minerals and inorganic salts in a formula designed to support proliferation of cells originating from the vascular system. When supplemented with one of the two Microvascular Endothelial Cell Growth kits, an ideal cell system is created for propagating HDMVECn in low serum conditions (5% FBS). Use of the complete Primary Cell Solutions system removes the need for additional components such as feeder layers, extracellular matrix proteins or other substrates.
Scientists can expect cell cultures with functional expression of relevant biomarkers, normal morphology and superior growth and proliferation. ATCC Primary Cell Solutions systems enable researchers to grow high quality cultures reliably and consistently — with expert support if needed.
To learn more go to http://www.atcc.org/PCS2. To speak with an expert or place an order, call toll free 1-800-638-6597 in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, or international callers can dial +1-703-365-2700.
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