IntestiCult™ Organoid Growth Medium (Human)
Cell culture medium for establishment and maintenance of human intestinal organoids
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- D-PBS (Without Ca++ and Mg++)
Dulbecco’s phosphate-buffered saline without calcium and magnesium
- DMEM/F-12 with 15 mM HEPES
Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium/Nutrient Ham's Mixture F-12 (DMEM/F-12) with 15 mM HEPES buffer
- Y-27632 (Dihydrochloride)
RHO/ROCK pathway inhibitor; Inhibits ROCK1 and ROCK2
- Gentle Cell Dissociation Reagent
cGMP, enzyme-free cell dissociation reagent
What Our Scientist Says
Organoids have truly expanded the limits of what's possible for in vitro studies of the intestinal epithelium. By providing optimized culture media and robust, approachable protocols, we are making these technologies more accessible to researchers.
Organoids grown in IntestiCult™ Organoid Growth Medium (Human) incorporate a functional lumen enclosed by a polarized intestinal epithelial cell layer and, for versatile modeling applications, can be further differentiated in 3D or in 2D as submerged monolayers or air-liquid interface (ALI) cultures using IntestiCult™ Organoid Differentiation Medium (Human; Catalog #100-0214).
Applications of intestinal organoid cultures include studying the development and function of intestinal epithelium, modeling intestinal diseases, and screening molecules for both efficacy and toxicity in an intestinal model. Intestinal organoid cultures can also be used for investigation of adult stem cell properties and for regenerative therapy approaches.
Learn how to culture human intestinal organoids in our On-Demand Intestinal Course or browse our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the organoid workflows using IntestiCult™.
Figure 1. Primary Organoids Grown in IntestiCult™ Organoid Growth Medium (Human) are Fully Mature After 10-14 Days in Culture
Primary organoids were cultured from human colonic biopsy samples and grown in IntestiCult Organoid Growth Medium (Human). Organoids were imaged after (A) two days, (B) six days, (C) eight days and (D) ten days growth.
Figure 2. Organoids Grown in IntestiCult™ Organoid Growth Medium (Human) Display Markers of Human Intestinal Epithelial Cells
Immunofluorescence of organoids grown in IntestiCult™ Organoid Growth Medium (Human) showing colocalization of (A) DAPI, (B) EPCAM and (C) Ki67. (D) A merged image shows the position of actively proliferating (Ki67+) intestinal stem cells within the epithelial layer (EPCAM+).
Figure 3. Forskolin-Induced Swelling of Organoids Grown in IntestiCult™ Organoid Growth Medium (Human)
Organoids were treated with (A) 5 μM Forskolin or (B) DMSO and organoid area was measured at 0 minutes and 120 minutes. (C)Forskolin-treated organoids increased in size 33.5 ± 3.8% compared to 7.5 ± 0.8% for DMSO-treated organoids.
Figure 4. IntestiCult™ Organoid Growth Medium (Human) Supports the Growth of Organoids in Multiple Extracellular Matrices
Intestinal organoid cultures were prepared in IntestiCult™ Organoid Growth Medium (Human) and plated in (A) Matrigel® Growth Factor Reduced Basement Membrane Matrix (Corning® catalog # 356231), (B) Geltrex® LDEV-Free Reduced Growth Factor Basement Membrane Matrix (Gibco™ catalog # A1413202), (C) Cultrex® Reduced Growth Factor Basement Membrane Extract, Type 1 (R&D Systems™ catalog # 3433-005-R1), and (D) Cultrex® Reduced Growth Factor Basement Membrane Extract, Type 2 (R&D Systems™ catalog # 3533-005-02). Organoid cultures are imaged at the end of passage 4. All four extracellular matrices supported robust growth of human intestinal organoids. Scale bars = 250 μm.
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IntestiCult™ Organoid Growth Medium (Human)
This product was developed under a license to intellectual property owned by Hubrecht Organoid Technology (HUB). This product is sold for research use only. Purchase of this product does not include the right to use this product for growing organoids for drug screening aiming for commercial gain or for other commercial purposes. Purchasers wishing to use the product for purposes other than research use should contact HUB to obtain a further license (an “Organoid-Growth License”). Purchasers may apply for an Organoid-Growth License from HUB and such license will not be unreasonably withheld by HUB.
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