Reprogramming somatic cells to induced pluripotent stem cells is a critical and potentially time intensive step in your stem cell research. That’s why we offer choices in integration-free reprogramming technologies and services that fit your research and resource needs – you can do it yourself or let us do it for you.

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  Episomal iPSC Reprogramming Vectors* Epi5 Episomal iPSC Reprogramming Kit** CytoTune-iPS 2.0 Sendai Reprogramming Kit CellModel Services—Stem Cell Reprogramming
Description Proven technology for viral-free iPSC generation High efficiency viral-free system requiring no small molecules Highest efficiency integration-free reprogramming system Pluripotent stem cells with your genetic background of interest and world-class support, delivered to you
Reprogramming Efficiency 0.002–0.08% 0.04–0.3% 0.02–1.2% 0.02–1.2%
Genes utilized Thomson/Yamanaka factors Yamanaka factors +Lin28 Yamanaka factors Yamanaka factors
Training and expertise required Moderate Moderate Minimal None—Experienced stem cell researchers generate the lines on your behalf.
Genomic integration-free
Virus-free reprogramming  
Blood cell reprogramming
Transfection products Neon Transfection System or similar device Neon Transfection System or Lipofectamine 3000 None None
Reporter available N/A N/A CytoTune-EmGFP Sendai Fluorescence Reporter CytoTune-EmGFP Sendai Fluorescence Reporter

*Commercialized in Partnership with Cellular Dynamics International.
**Designed by Dr. Okita in the laboratory of Professor Yamanaka at the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University