Stem Cell Engineering

Manipulating cells for downstream applications

Cellular engineering requires introduction of new genetic content into a cell. One specific type of engineering is reprogramming by conversion of somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem cells. This can be accomplished with Thermo Fisher’s non-integrating technologies by viral delivery or episomal plasmids. Once cell lines have been established, genomic editing and manipulation of iPSCs into other cell types allows for the building of cell models to better answer biological questions.

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CytoTune-iPS 2.0 Sendai Reprogramming Kit
Highest-efficiency, integration-free system

Epi5 Episomal iPSC Reprogramming Vectors
High efficiency viral-free system

Genome editing

CRISPR Products and Services
Consistently high editing efficiency across all gene targets and cell types.

TALEN-Based Genome Editing
Precise and flexible editing; targeting to any gene in any cell, with all-around freedom.

StemFlex Medium
Supports up to 2-fold faster recovery following gene editing


CellModel Services
Reprogrammed cells provided in as little as 4 to 6 months

GeneArt Genes-to-Cell Lines Services
Allow us to generate high-performance cell lines with stable expression of your gene

Stem cell reprogramming

Reprogramming somatic cells to induced pluripotent stem cells is a critical and potentially time-intensive step in stem cell research. We offer choices in integration-free reprogramming technologies and services to support your research goals.

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Genome editing

From precision genome editing and gene modification technologies to high-efficiency delivery systems, we have developed a broad range of solutions to help you create the modified genes, expression systems, and stable cell lines you need for your research—from culturing cells to modification, then detection and analysis.

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Additional tools for modifying stem cells

In addition to innovative technologies and services for reprogramming and genomic editing of stem cells, we offer tools for cell transfection, transduction, and cloning.

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  • Neon Transfection System—Electroporation technology for highly efficient delivery of nucleic acids into virtually any animal cell type. The system can be used for reprogramming somatic cells into iPSCs.
  • Gateway cloning—Circumvent traditional restriction enzyme–based cloning limitations; Gateway cloning enables access to virtually any expression system.
  • BacMam technology—A baculovirus delivery system for efficient transduction of mammalian cell lines, including primary and stem cells.
  • Lipofectamine 3000—Advanced lipid nanoparticle technology for superior transfection efficiency in a broad spectrum of difficult-to-transfect cell types. This reagent kit can be used for generation and transfection of iPSCs.