• Procures healthy and diseased human tissue and blood
• Isolates cells
• Processes whole blood (umbilical cord, adult peripheral, and maternal)
• Cultures selected cell types
• Isolates DNA and RNA
• Conducts immunophenotyping using flow cytometry
How to thaw StemExpress primary cells for optimal viability?
Primary cells are very sensitive to many aspects of the thawing procedure, such as heat, DMSO, agitation, and high centripetal forces. Obtaining high viability after thawing human primary cells can be difficult if not performed quickly and with good laboratory techniques. At StemExpress, our laboratory technicians have years of experience handling and thawing frozen human primary cells and have designed a procedure that will help you obtain the highest viability of your cells. Click Thawing Protocol to access the protocol.
How does StemExpress process samples?
Under aseptic conditions in Class II, laminar-flow hoods.
Does StemExpress offer custom or specialty services?
Yes. StemExpress is happy to work with researchers to meet the specific needs of their work.
Where can StemExpress ship products?
All over the world. We have a variety of shipping methods to meet your needs. Please inquire for more information.
Who can give blood?
We screen all donors for medical history and infectious disease before any collections can take place, and donors suffering from hepatitis or HIV are typically excluded.
However, researchers often request blood from subjects with specific medical conditions so don’t assume you can’t donate!
What kind of demographic information is attached to specimens?
StemExpress is serious about donor confidentiality, and we strictly observe HIPAA regulations. Personal identifying information is removed from all samples and replaced with a nonspecific numeric identifier.
If a study requires demographic information, we can provide researchers general identifiers like age, gender and a minimal health history.