Stem Cell Webinars

Expand Your Knowledge in Stem Cell Research Topics

For more than a decade, we've provided you with key resources to address challenges in stem cell research, including Gibco® stem cell culture products, a broad portfolio of Invitrogen™ stem cell differentiation and engineering products, and a wide array of stem cell analysis tools that include Molecular Probes® labeling and detection reagents. We’ve developed webinars on selected topics in stem cell research and analysis to help you extend your knowledge and move forward in your research.

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On demand Antibody-based tools and protocols for characterization of pluripotent stem cells

Stem cell biology constitutes one of the fastest growing areas in the life sciences. Accordingly, there is strong demand for improving the characterization tools and protocols available to stem cell researchers. We have developed a series of antibody-based tool sets and protocols that facilitate detection of important cellular markers for pluripotent stem cells and the differentiated cell types that can be derived from them (e.g., three germ layers, neural stem cells, cardiomyocytes). Learn more!
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Considerations for the culture of pluripotent stem cells

A scientist’s choices for pluripotent stem cell culture have grown markedly in the last several years. The selection of matrixes, media options, passaging methods and plastic ware can overwhelm even the most experienced stem cell scientist. This presentation will cover many of the options available and what to expect from each systems outcome.
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Culture adaptation of pluripotent stem cells: an in vitro model for oncogenesis

Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC), which include both embryonic stem cells (ESC) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), have the ability to self-renew indefinitely and to differentiate into all types of tissue in the body

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Development of chemically defined cell culture for human pluripotent stem

The Essential 8™ culture system is a chemically defined medium with a simple and open-source formula, and it was developed to meet the demands of a wide range of applications. Because of its simple formulation using defined source materials, the Essential 8 system can be used to achieve xeno-free conditions with relative ease. We have successfully used the Essential 8 culture system in the derivation and maintenance of hPSCs.

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Eliminate serum to gain control of your T cell research – New xeno-free serum replacement

Human serum (HS) is commonly used as a supplement in cell culture media to support sufficient cell expansion when manufacturing T cell products for adoptive cell therapies. Human serum’s inherent variability typically requires lot screening to prequalify lots which adds to time, cost and supply risks in finding an acceptable lot. Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a product that is a fully defined serum replacement containing only human-derived or recombinant proteins which can support expansion of T cells similar to human serum. Learn more!

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Essential 8 Flex Medium: Eliminating daily feeding in a feeder-free, xeno-free PSC culture system

While the development of feeder-free culture systems such as Essential 8™ Medium has simplified routine PSC culture, additional hurdles continue to challenge today’s stem cell scientists. Prominent among these is the need for daily media exchanges to maintain healthy PSC cultures. In this webinar, we introduce Essential 8™ Flex Medium, a xeno-free PSC culture medium that eliminates the need for daily feeding and allows for routine weekend-free maintenance and expansion of PSCs without negatively impacting culture quality and without substantial protocol adjustments.

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Hands-free stem cell research: services to save you time

To reprogram, expand, characterize, engineer, and differentiate stem cells, you’ll need time and a lot of patience. When your lab is short on time or hands, our CellModel™ Services team can help keep your research on a steady path forward – freeing you and your lab mates to focus on more critical steps. Performed by a team of scientists with extensive stem cells experience, CellModel™ Services offers you flexibility – choose an entire workflow or just certain steps. In this short video, we will share a menu of available services and describe options that let you craft a project that fits your unique requirements.

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Molecular engineering of biomaterial platforms for scalable stem cell manufacturing

Stem cells—including human embryonic stem cells (hESC), induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC), and adult stem cells—are highly promising for numerous biomedical applications including cell replacement therapies, tissue and whole-organ engineering, and high-throughput pharmacology and toxicology screening.

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PSC Cardiomyocyte Differentiation Kit – PSCs to cardiomyocytes in three steps

Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced PSC Cardiomyocyte Differentiation Kit, a serum-free and xeno-free media system that provides efficient differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells to contracting cardiomyocytes in as few as 8 days. Unlike other methods which require multiple components and longer assay duration, PSC Cardiomyocyte Differentiation Kit generates cardiomyocytes from pluripotent stem cells in a ready-to-use media format and in less time. Differentiated cardiomyocytes express relevant physiological markers, contract in culture, and can be subsequently maintained in culture for less than 15 days.

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Rapid induction of neural stem cells without the need for EB formation

To address the need for an easy and scalable process for the NSC generation, we have developed PSC Neural Induction Medium which can convert hPSCs into NSCs in one week with 80-90% of efficiency but without the time consuming laborious processes of embryoid body formation and mechanical NSC isolation. Learn more!

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Reprogramming cells to study mental disorders

This webinar will focus on insights gained through the use of human pluripotent stem cell preparations regarding modeling mental disorders in vitro, including the roles of oxidative stress and atomic element imbalance in schizophrenia. Efforts to culture stem cells in spinner flasks to facilitate efficient propagation will be highlighted.

On demand Score! A gene expression profile for your induced pluripotent stem cell lines

This presentation will provide an overview of the new software features as well as an in-depth comparison of data generated using multiple culture media, EB formation methods, and monolayer differentiation protocols.

On demand The future of pluripotent stem cell banking In this study, we describe the efficient derivation of transgene-free hiPSCs from human finger-prick blood. Finger-prick sample collection can be performed on a “do-it-yourself” basis by donors and sent to the hiPSC facility for reprogramming. We show that single-drop volumes of finger-prick samples are sufficient for performing cellular reprogramming, DNA sequencing, and blood serotyping in parallel. Our novel strategy has the potential to facilitate the development of large-scale hiPSC banking worldwide.
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Trends and considerations for cell therapy development

We will discuss the steps necessary to prepare for an IND, as well as the considerations needed to allow the journey towards the clinic to proceed smoothly.

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Utility of gene expression signatures for the characterization of cellular identity

This webinar provides an in-depth characterization of the new signature panel as well as a direct comparison with the teratoma assay. It also demonstrates the utility of this platform for screening purposes that could be readily scaled and/or adopted to other cell types beyond pluripotent stem cells.