Exclusive distribution of stem cell culture substrate

FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific has become the exclusive, worldwide distributor of Cellnest, a recombinant peptide attachment substrate that offers optimal adhesion and proliferation of stem cells in chemically defined, animal component-free conditions.

Attachment substrates mimic the extracellular matrix (ECM), a complex and dynamic environment in which cells reside in vivo, in cell culture and allow for the adhesion, expansion and potential differentiation of stem cells. Unlike animal-derived components, which can introduce unpredictability in results, the chemically defined, animal component-free formula of Cellnest provides consistent results to researchers, and can smooth the regulatory path to commercialisation.

Cellnest is compatible with any adherent cell type that binds to the Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) domain, an amino acid sequence within the ECM protein fibronectin that mediates cell attachment. It is an ideal companion product to FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific’s PRIME-XV portfolio of xeno-free and chemically defined media for stem cell culture, and is well suited for the attachment and growth of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).