Angiogenesis Starter Kit

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The Gibco® Angiogenesis Starter Kit contains the reagents and protocols necessary to perform various angiogenesis assays. Designed to address the needs of both the occasional user as well as the most experienced researcher, this combination of high quality products is easy to use and cost effective. Detailed protocols for the tube formation assay and cell migration are available below.

What’s Included:

• Gibco® Large Vessel Endothelial Supplement (LVES), 50X, 11 ml, ready to use
• Gibco® Medium 200 basal media, 500 ml
• Gibco® Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVEC), 1 vial, 5 x 105 cells
• Geltrex® LDEV-Free Reduced Growth Factor Basement Membrane Matrix, 5 ml

Large Vessel Endothelial Supplement and Medium 200
Gibco® LVES is a 50X, complete, ready-to-use media supplement optimized for use with Gibco® Medium 200. This blended supplement has been designed to deliver optimal cell growth and to enable superior cell performance for angiogenesis applications such as cell migration and tube formation. LVES contains fetal bovine serum, hydrocortisone, human epidermal growth factor, basic fibroblast growth factor, heparin, and ascorbic acid.

Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells
Gibco® Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells are cryopreserved at the end of the primary culture. Upon thawing, they are guaranteed to be >70% viable and capable of a minimum of 16 population doublings. Cells are derived from tissue obtained from accredited institutions with IRB-approved donor programs. Quality control of these cells includes testing for mycoplasma, sterility, endotoxin, hepatitis B and C, and HIV. Additionally, the cells are positive for von Willebrand factor (vWf), positive for CD31, negative for a-actin, and positive for dil-Ac-LDL uptake.

Geltrex® LDEV-Free Matrix
Geltrex® LDEV-Free Reduced Growth Factor Basement Membrane Matrix is a soluble, reduced growth factor, lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus-free basement membrane extract used in a wide variety of cell culture applications for promotion and maintenance of many cell types, including primary epithelial cells, endothelial cells, and stem cells. It can be diluted for use as a coating matrix for culture vessels or used undiluted as a thick gel preparation to create a more physiologically relevant environment for angiogenesis assays.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Cell Type: Endothelial Cells (Umbilical Vein)
Color: Green
Detection Method: Fluorescent
For Use With (Equipment): Microscope
Format: Cell Culture Plate (Multi-Well)
Label or Dye: Calcein
Research Category: Angiogenesis
Species: Human

Contents & storage

1 bottle M200500 Medium
Store at 2–8°C

1 bottle LVES
Store at 2–8°C

1 vial HUCEV
Store in liquid nitrogen

1 vial Geltrex LDEV-Free Matrix
Store at -20 to -80°C