ATCC's normal human primary corneal epithelial cells provide an alternative test method platform for toxicological assays.
They can also be used in research related to gene regulation, tissue
development, wound healing, cell-matrix interactions, and drug development.
These cells have undergone sterility testing for bacteria, yeast, fungi and
Mycoplasma, as well as viral testing for HIV and HCV. A certificate of
analysis is available for each lot of cells upon request. The cells are
cryopreserved in the second passage to ensure the greatest purity coupled
with high viability and plating efficiency.
Each lot are performance tested with a matched set of components including
media, growth factors, and reagents. Corneal Epithelial Cell Basal Media
contains essential and non-essential amino acids, vitamins, other organic
compounds, trace minerals, and inorganic salts in a formula designed to
support proliferation of cells originating from a human cornea. When grown
in Corneal Epithelial Cell Basal Medium supplemented with Corneal Epithelial
Cell Growth Kit components, ATCC warrants the viability and growth
performance of Human Primary Corneal Epithelial Cells. Each lot is tested to
ensure that the cells will grow for three passages and maintain normal
morphology. Use of the complete Primary Cell Solutions system removes the
need for additional components such as feeder layers, extracellular matrix
proteins or other substrates.
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