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Eppendorf and Florida State University Collaboration Demonstrates Large-Scale Stem Cell Expansion

Published 18 March 2015 | By Eppendorf

A collaboration between Eppendorf and Florida State University has successfully shown the feasibility of large-scale expansion of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) using the company's proprietary Fibra-Cel® packed-bed technology.

Dr. Ma Sha, Director of Technical Applications at Eppendorf, provided equipment and funding for reagents to Dr. Teng Ma to support the Florida State team's work in the field of stem cell expansion. The team successfully conducted MSC expansion inside a packed-bed 3D matrix using a CelliGen® 310 bioreactor at ~2 L scale. The results demonstrate the feasibility of large-scale stem cell expansion using the company's patented Fibra-Cel packed-bed technology which provides uniform mass transfer of nutrients and oxygen to the adhered cells. The finding will be submitted for publication at a peer reviewed scientific journal.

Dr. Yaw D. Yeboah, Dean and Professor, College of Engineering, thanked Eppendorf and noted that the company's commitment to the University allows it to continue to deliver world-class education and transformative experiences that prepare students for the challenges of today's complex, knowledge-driven marketplace.