PeproGrow™ hESC is a serum- and phenol red-free medium of a complete, chemically-defined formulation designed for feeder-free maintenance and expansion of both human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) using BD Matrigel™ as a surface-coating matrix. This medium is intended for the culturing of hESCs and iPSCs in the undifferentiated, pluripotent state (SSEA4+/Oct4+), and demonstrates less than 15% spontaneous differentiation as indicated by flow cytometry. The proprietary formulation of the medium includes relevant growth factors, such as FGF2 (FGF-basic), but does not contain the insulin found in the majority of other hESC/iPSC media currently available on the market. PeproGrow™ hESC, which was designed and developed by PeproTech in collaboration with the Stem Cell Training Course at Rutgers University, is supplied as a 100mL, or 500mL, bottle of basal medium and a separate, lyophilized growth factor component.
PSC Immunophenotypes Are Maintained in PeproGrow hESC Medium
Human Embryonic Stem Cells (hESCs) and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) expanded in PeproGrow™ hESC Medium maintain an Oct4+/SSEA4+/Nanog+/Tra-1-60+/SSEA1- phenotype as shown by flow cytometry (A) and immunofluorescent microscopy (B).
Pluripotent Stem Cells Grow and Proliferate Rapidly in PeproGrow™ hESC Medium
H1 Human ES Cells transduced with turboGFP-Neo driven by an Oct4 promoter and expanded on Matrigel proliferate rapidly when grown in PeproGrow™ hESC Medium.