Human Valvular Interstitial Cells

500,000 cells/vial

Catalog Number ASE-5153
Quantity > 5.0 x 105 cells/mL

Product Information
Description Human valvular interstitial cells are derived from heart valves of a single donor and explanted in culture. These cells are positive for smooth muscle actin. These cells have enabled researchers to study the role of cardiac valves in vitro, their potential uses in various types of valve replacement, stimulus contraction, transplantation studies into normal or diseased systems, and tissue engineering applications.
Origin Human origin
Development Period Postnatal
Disease State Normal

Quality Control All cell processing is validated under strict protocols with IRB approval. All cells are guaranteed to meet or exceed customer’s expectations when handled according to instructions.

Passage number: Frozen cells (P2-4)
Cryopreservation Solution: 10% DMSO

Cell quality is determined visually after analyzing Gram and Acid Fast stainings. Cells are grown and passed to determine sterility and mycoplasma for all lots.  In addition, viability is determined prior to and after freezing. All cells are confirmed to be highly pure by molecular, cellular, or protein assays with their specific markers.

Storage and Handling
Handling Instructions Frozen cells are shipped on dry ice. Upon arrival, place into -196°C (LN2) for long term storage or subculture immediately.
Storage Conditions Store at -196°C (LN2) upon receipt until ready to culture
Storage Solution 10% DMSO