Navigation Links
Global Scientific Research Collaboration Leads to Breakthrough in Culturing HEK 293 Cells in Animal-free Media
Date:10/28/2008

Joint study between leading researchers in academia and industry from US, Australian and European Researchers leads to discovery of method for promoting HEK 293 cell growth and productivity using protein derived from colostrum.

Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) October 28, 2008 -- A recent breakthrough was published in the scientific journal In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology showing the benefit of using recombinant lactoferrin (Lacromin) to promote growth of HEK 293 cells using a serum-free and animal-free media. Lactoferrin is a protein derived from colostrum and has been made using recombinant techniques in an animal-free system by InVitria (see Lacromin). HEK 293 cells are used by biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies to produce human therapeutics.

The peer-reviewed study showed that recombinant lactoferrin (Lacromin) was used as a serum-free and animal-free media component to enhance the growth of a variety of cell lines, including HEK cell lines. Using recombinant human lactoferrin (Lacromin), viable cell growth was considerably higher when compared to using recombinant or native human transferrin. The study also showed that recombinant human lactoferrin (Lacromin) was capable of promoting HEK293 cell growth faster than human transferrin, leading to faster doubling times.

Dr. Ning Huang, Vice President of Research and Development for InVitria, coordinated the study entitled, "Bioactive recombinant human lactoferrin, derived from rice, stimulates mammalian cell growth."

"This research supports the use of recombinant human lactoferrin for biopharmaceutical production companies that are currently using HEK 293 cells," said Dr. Huang. He continued, "Since recombinant lactoferrin is well defined and animal free, it is ideal for use in serum free or defined media to deliver a critical growth factor for HEK 293 cells."

Dr. Huang concluded, "This finding will lead to improved growth and performance of HEK 293 cell lines in animal free and defined media, leading to safer and more efficient biopharmaceutical production."

Research institutions from around the world were involved in this discovery including: University of Auckland in New Zealand and Barts & The London Queen Mary's School of Medicine & Dentistry in London. Also, cell culture industry researchers at HyClone, KC Bio and InVitria contributed to these findings.

About InVitria (InVitria)
InVitria has developed defined and animal free cell culture media components that enhance productivity, safety and time to market for companies in the biopharmaceutical, mammalian cell culture, regenerative medicine, cell therapy, stem cell and diagnostics industry. InVitria's recombinant human lactoferrin called Lacromin was utilized in this study. InVitria also produces other animal free and defined media components including recombinant albumin (Cellastim).

For more detailed product information requests or to order re-prints of the above-mentioned article contact InVitria by e-mail or phone.

E-mail: info @ InVitria.com
Phone: 1-800-916-8311

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/HEK293cells/recombinantlactoferrin/prweb1535054.htm


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Corbett Selected to Host the Only Midwest Global Awards Judging Competition
2. Tata Consultancy Services to Support Roches Global Capacity Building Initiative
3. Creative Technology Services Enhances its Global Competitiveness with Additional Regulatory Certifications
4. Briefing on a new Web resource to address global drinking water crisis
5. MDS Pharma Services Wins Award for Management of Global Malaria Trial
6. Neusoft Becomes First Global Growth Company Partner of World Economic Forum
7. Resonant Medical Appoints New Vice President of Global Sales
8. Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at UBS 2007 Global Life Sciences Conference
9. The era of global aging: GSAs annual meeting to present new research on hot topics in aging
10. MEDEX Global Group & Harvard Medical International Join Forces to Create the Most Comprehensive Health Information Resource for International Travelers
11. Ultrasonix Adds Global Medical Imaging Into Its North American Sales Force
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and ... in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary ... of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , For the ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest ... as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are ... Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published ... unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable ... less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that ... chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent ... special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator ... more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it ... funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed by ... private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the ... market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Dialysis Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report ... is the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, ... and excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the ... sodium, potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic ... Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" report ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to ... of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: