Stem cell research has been in process for well over five decades, because stem cells have the unique ability to divide, replicate repeatedly, and differentiate into a wide variety of specialized cell types. Indeed, the possibilities arising from these characteristics have resulted in great commercial interest, with potential applications ranging from the use of stem cells in cell therapy, to pharmacological testing on cell-specific tissues and more.
Because the scientific community has expanded its activities involving stem cell research, there has been a growing need for high-quality cell culture products and systems. Large companies selling stem cell research products include Thermo Fisher Scientific, BD Biosciences, Merck KGaA, Miltenyi Biotec, STEMCELL Technologies, Lonza Group, Clontech (a Takara Bio Company), GE Healthcare Life Sciences, and others. [Read more…]