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Mesenchymal Stem Cell Culture Under SF, XF Conditions - Useful Tips

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Initial Isolation from Tissue

  • For the initial isolation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) from tissue, add 2.5% of human AB serum to MSC NutriStem® XF.
  • For the attachment and spreading of hMSC in serum-free conditions, it is highly recommended to use attachment factors (i.e. NutriCoat™ Attachment Solution; MSC Attachment Solution), specially treated TC-cultureware (i.e. CellBind®) or adherence promoting supplements (i.e. Platelet Lysate).

Seeding of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

  • Recommended seeding concentration: 5000-6000cells/cm2.
  • Directly after seeding, tilt carefully the culture plate for achieving homogeneous of attached cells in the plate (under SF condition, the hMSC are rapidly attached, even after 5 min).
  • Avoid using antibiotics.

Cell Passage

  • Subculture when the culture reaches up to 80% confluence (higher confluence may induce cells differentiation, low viability).
  • Use recommended dissociation solution, such as Recombinant Trypsin Solution.
  • Under SF condition dilute the enzymatic solution using the complete MSC NutriStem® XF. Alternatively, use SBTI (Soy Bean Trypsin Inhibitor) for neutralization of trypsin.
  • The dissociation time may differ mainly based on the quality of the cells (Older cells, confluent culture, and suboptimal culture conditions may lead to longer incubation time with dissociation solution).

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  • MSC NutriStem® XF Medium

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