Animal-free, Synthetic Surfaces for Cell Types Relevant in Clinical Research

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Deepa Saxena

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Expansion of stem cells and some primary cells requires either animal-origin components in culture media or coating of the culture vessels with human or animal-derived extracellular matrix (ECM) protein. Growing concerns about introducing human and animal-derived pathogens into the culture necessitate the need for animal- free (xeno-free and human-origin components-free) culture environment. Herein, we present defined and synthetic surfaces for cell culture. Corning® PureCoat™ ECM Mimetic cultureware collagen I peptide and fibronectin peptide support culture of cell types requiring collagen I or fibronectin protein -coated surfaces. Corning Synthemax® surface consists of a vitronectin peptide and supports undifferentiated expansion of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) and neural progenitor cells (NPCs). ECM Mimetic and Synthemax cultureware are pre-coated, synthetic, animal-free, and room temperature stable. Synthemax-SC is available for self-coating. We demonstrate expansion and functionality of several clinically relevant cell types including hPSCs, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), human keratinocytes (HKN), endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs), NPCs and cell lines for biomanufacturing (CHO and Vero) on these surfaces. Corning Synthemax and ECM Mimetic cultureware are versatile surfaces compatible with multiple media for culture of various cell types providing a ready to use alternative to ECM protein coating where animal-free and defined conditions are desirable.

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