Supplements & Growth Factors
Stem cell culture media is a complex mixture of nutrients and growth factors that support cell viability. Stem cells are highly sensitive to changes in their environment, which help dictate whether the cells will remain undifferentiated, or will develop along a specific developmental pathway. As a result, stem cell culture medium is frequently supplemented with a variety of factors, such as growth factors and fetal bovine serum (FBS), to create an optimal growth environment.
While traditional stem cell culture relied on animal-derived products, such as fetal bovine serum (FBS), scientists are increasingly moving towards animal-free media supplements to improve the safety profile of their cultures. Animal-free options include serum replacement mixtures, and/or addition of growth factors, either individually or in combination.
Regardless of whether you choose animal-derived or animal-free supplements for your culture, you can rely on MTI-GlobalStem to provide cell culture supplements of consistent quality that promote consistent cell culture performance. MTI-GlobalStem has over 10 years’ experience providing stem cell products, including cells, media and cell culture reagents. We offer a complete portfolio of products you can trust for consistent results for stem cell and neural cell culture for stem cell biology, neuroscience and drug discovery research.
PluriQ™ FBS (fetal bovine serum) has been discontinued
Available Growth Factors:
- Human FGF-2 Recombinant Protein
- Mouse Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (mLIF)