Stem Cell Reprogramming Tools

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 KitCTS CytoTune-iPS 2.1 Sendai Reprogramming KitStem Cell Research Services - Reprogramming
DescriptionProven technology for viral-free iPSC generationHigh-efficiency viral-free system requiring no small moleculesHighest efficiency integration-free reprogramming systemHigh-efficiency reprogramming system for clinical researchPluripotent 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 utilizedThomson/
Yamanaka factors
Yamanaka factors +Lin28Yamanaka factorsYamanaka factors Klf4, Oct4, Sox2 and L-mycYamanaka factors
Training and expertise requiredModerateModerateMinimalMinimalNone; 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 deviceNeon Transfection System or Lipofectamine 3000NoneNoneNone
Reporter available N/AN/ACytoTune-EmGFP Sendai Fluorescence ReporterCytoTune-EmGFP Sendai Fluorescence ReporterCytoTune-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.

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