Core Facilities

Non-Embryonic Stem Cell Core

The UMMC Non-Embryonic Stem Cell Core supports investigators interested in stem cell research in the fields of cancer and regenerative medicine. NESCC is a part of the infrastructure to support and conduct basic and clinical research related to stem cells for members of the academic research community.

Services

  • Stem cell expansion and EVs production
    • Normal mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)
    • Cancer stem cells (CSCs)
    • Extracellular vesicles (EVs-exosomes) isolation and purification
  • Quality assurance
    • Differentiation assays for MSC
    • Colony forming units assay
    • Cell surface markers (FACS analysis)
    • Non-adherence assays (mammospheres, sarcospheres)
    • Extracellular vesicles characterization (electron microscopy, micro BCA, specific markers detection)
  • Consulting
    • Stem cell research protocol design
    • Publications and grants preparation planning
    • Develop collaborative studies to utilize stem cells and extracellular vesicles for preclinical studies
  • Equipment
    • BSL Biological Hood, CO2 incubators, refrigerated centrifuge.
    • Automated fluorescent microscope EVOS auto fl
    • Benchtop Ultracentrifuge Beckman model TL100
    • 3D bioprinter BioBot 1

External collaboration

We welcome external collaborations.

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