skMDC are characterized by age, gender and race. Social and additional medical history data are also available (e.g. BMI, smoking history, diabetes, muscle disease, etc.). We provide researchers with only muscle cell populations of the highest purity, as determined by flow cytometry using reliable myogenic cell markers. Additionally, a gene expression profile is generated for each lot of cells produced to further characterize the expression levels of a variety of pertinent myogenic gene targets. Together, these data provide researchers with a clearly defined primary starting culture.
skMDC are isolated, expanded and cryopreserved with a quality that is based on years of controlled cellular manufacturing experience. Each lot of skMDC are free of adventitious agents and are quality tested to ensure product consistency and performance. In addition, all skMDC products are isolated from donor tissue tested for HIV, Hepatitis B&C, CMV, EBV and toxoplasma.
Each lot is produced through a tightly controlled process using only high quality processing materials to ensure consistent isolation. In combination with Myotonic culture medium, starting cultures reliably expand to experimentally relevant quantities while maintaining cellular phenotype in culture.