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 translational needs including our Cell Therapy Systems (CTS) Products which are designed for clinical and translational research applications. We also provide services – 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 CTS CytoTune-iPS 2.1 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 High efficiency reprogramming system for clinical research 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% 0.01–0.6% 0.02–1.2%
Genes utilized Thomson/
Yamanaka factors
Yamanaka factors +Lin28 Yamanaka factors Yamanaka factors Klf4, Oct4, Sox2 and L-myc Yamanaka factors
Training and expertise required Moderate Moderate Minimal 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 None
Reporter available N/A N/A CytoTune-EmGFP Sendai Fluorescence Reporter 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.