Stem Cell Intel Issue 7

Each quarter, Stem Cell Intel will provide you with the latest product news, upcoming industry events, and easy access to technical tools such as publications, protocols, FAQs, and more. To receive Stem Cell Intel, please click the subscribe button below.

Subscribe to Stem Cell Intel

Product news


Eliminate daily feeding from your PSC culture

Gibco Essential 8 Flex Medium is a xeno-free, serum-free medium that supports the culture and expansion of pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) while eliminating the need for daily feeding schedules. Just like the original Gibco Essential 8 Medium formulation, Essential 8 Flex Medium does not include BSA or HSA components, minimizing the batch variability and maintaining long-term health and pluripotency of PSCs. This weekend-free choice is also formulated to extend the activity of key heat-sensitive components, including FGF2, eliminating the need for daily feeding and allowing for routine maintenance and expansion of PSCs without compromising culture performance.

Start planning your weekend now




Transition from feeder-dependent to feeder-free culture systems with ease and minimal stress to your cells

Control the transition of your pluripotent stem cells to a robust, feeder-free and xeno-free culture system with Essential 8 Adaptation Kit .

  • Gibco Essential 8 Medium paired with Laminin 521 stem cell matrix allows a less stressful transition of feeder-dependent cells to feeder-free environment
  • Based on the original Essential 8 formulation offering reduced variability of components, reliable and robust cultures with xeno-free, cGMP produced media

Coming soon – introduce the kit into your culture system.


Technical highlights

Cardiomyocyte disease modeling white paper

Stem Cell Theranostics recently partnered with us to establish standard workflows that would enable the routine generation of donor-specific cardiomyocytes from a variety of genetic backgrounds and source tissues. The findings of this study have been compiled and are now available as a white paper—“Disease modeling of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy from patients carrying sarcomeric mutations”.

Download white paper

Differentiation how-to videos

Convenient videos are now available to provide you with an overview of our most recent differentiation protocols. Check out the following videos now:

  • Differentiate human pluripotent stem cells into beating cardiomyocytes in 3 simple steps using the Gibco PSC Cardiomyocyte Differentiation Kit. View video
  • Induce human pluripotent stem cells into definitive endoderm in just 48 hours using the Gibco PSC Definitive Endoderm Induction Kit. View video

ISCCR posters

The 13th International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Annual Meeting recently took place in Stockholm, Sweden. At this year’s event, we presented eleven scientific posters—all of which are now available for your convenience.

Single cell passaging application note

Gibco SuperScript RevitaCell Supplement was developed for use with Essential 8 Medium to enable maximum cell viability when performing single cell passaging. This cocktail minimizes the stress from single cell passaging and greatly improves the overall cell survival, which helps ensure improved consistency of cell supply and viability in downstream experiments. The “Single cell passaging methods” application note explores this improved method.

Download application note


The 3rd annual 24 Hours of Stem Cells event is an interactive, online scientific conference for stem cell researchers around the globe. Registration is free. During this conference, you can:

  • Access cutting-edge scientific content live and on-demand
  • Expand your research network
  • Receive virtual training and certificiations
  • Log in and experience all of this virtually, from the comfort of anywhere

Register today to reserve your virtual seat

The next LifeLab™ Pluripotent Stem Cell Workshop will be held on October 6–8 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. This three-day course includes both lecture and hands-on laboratory work. Our experienced trainers will guide you through a variety of stem cell techniques and work with you one-to-one to help ensure you are successful in learning new methods. Additional dates are available.

See complete course details and register

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.