Stem Cell Isolation Technology
With stem cell technology in the public eye, it should be noted that a number of products for stem cell research are on the marketplace. BD Biosciences, a division of Becton Dickinson, has a range of kits, individual reagents, flow cytometry and bioimaging instrumentation, and cell culture environments for advancing cell-based technologies.
BD Biosciences just introduced the BD™ mouse hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell (HSPC) isolation kit. According to Julia Lizondo, product manager of stem cell research reagents, the kit contains the reagents required for the flow cytometric isolation of hematopoietic progenitor and stem cells from mouse bone marrow samples.
The four-color kit consists of pretitrated fluorochrome conjugated antibodies, compensation beads, isotype controls, an Fc blocker, and a viability dye. In addition to the mouse HSPC isolation kit, BD Biosciences offers the BD™ human pluripotent stem cell sorting and analysis kit.