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MotorPlate hESC-Derived Motor Neuron Progenitors Products Launched

Lonza and California Stem Cell have launched MotorPlateHuman ESC-derived Motor Neuron Progenitor products. 

They offer the first commercially available source of motor neuron progenitors from human embryonic stem cells.

  • The products are functional, adherent motor neuron progenitors seeded in 96-well plates;
  • They are shipped to customer’s ready-to-use with optimized media;
  • The cells offer researchers an in-vitro model along with uniform biological response and consistent lot-to-lot performance not typically found in a difficult-to-isolate primary cell types.
  • Researchers will have a choice between the Standard and Mature versions of the MotorPlate.  MotorPlate Standard 96 expresses motor neuron developmental markers and is suitable for both predictive toxicology and maturation studies;
  • While, MotorPlate Mature 96 is a later-stage version of the MotorPlate 96, displaying increased functional activity and is better suited for functional assays including electrophysiological recordings.

The Bottom Line: Under these worldwide, exclusive licensing and supply agreements, the firms are working together to make pluripotent stem cell products. California Stem Cell’s methods for scalable production of multiple cell types from human pluripotent stem cells combined with Lonza’s extensive primary cell expertise should enhance screening tools and improve the predictive strength of current cell-based models.