Live Virtual Training: Hematopoietic CFU Assay

Train in setting up, performing, and analyzing (or enumerating) the human hematopoietic progenitor Colony-Forming Unit (CFU) Assay.

Live Virtual Training: Hematopoietic CFU Assay

Train in setting up, performing, and analyzing (or enumerating) the human hematopoietic progenitor Colony-Forming Unit (CFU) Assay.

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Train in setting up, performing, and analyzing (or enumerating) the human hematopoietic progenitor Colony-Forming Unit (CFU) Assay.
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Learn how to perform the Human Hematopoietic Progenitor Colony-Forming Unit (CFU) Assay through live-streamed training delivered by experts from STEMCELL Technologies. The three-day, part-time course consists of interactive lectures and laboratory demonstrations designed to teach you essential techniques, from setting up the CFU assay to identifying and counting human hematopoietic CFUs accurately.

Learning Outcomes
• Understand the normal hematopoiesis and cellular functions.
• Describe the assay for evaluating hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells.
• Identify morphological characteristics of human colony forming units.
• Discern the pros and cons of phenotypic and functional assays for evaluating hematopoietic cells.
• Understand and apply the best practical skills in setting up a CFU assay and enumerating CFU colonies.
• Be aware of how sample handling can impact hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell functions.

As part of the course, you will receive:
• An electronic copy of the course book
• Certificates of course completion from STEMCELL Technologies and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), UK
• Post-training support from the trainers and STEMCELL’s Scientific Support team

Space is limited, please register early for the best chance of securing a seat for your desired date. Registration closes one week before the course date.
Live Virtual Training
Cell Type
Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells
Area of Interest
Cord Blood Banking, Stem Cell Biology


Day 1 (3.75 hrs, including introduction, break, and wrap-up)

  • Virtual Lecture: Introduction to Hematopoiesis and the Colony-Forming Unit (CFU) Assay for Human Samples (1 hr)
  • Virtual Lecture: CFU Assay Set-Up and Colony Identification for Human Samples (2 hrs)

Day 2 (4 hrs, including break and wrap-up)

  • Virtual Lecture: Standardization of the CFU Assay and Automation (0.5 hr)
  • Virtual Lab: Sample Thawing and CFU Assay Set-Up (1 hr)
  • Virtual Lab: Manual CFU Identification (1 hr)
  • Virtual Lab: Colony-Counting Exercise (1 hr)

Day 3 (3 hrs, including break and wrap-up)

  • Virtual Lab: Review of Manual CFU Identification (0.5 hr)
  • Virtual Lab: Comparative Colony Counting (1.5 hrs)
  • Virtual Lab: CFU analysis using STEMvision instrument (optional: 0.5 hr)

STEMCELL Technologies is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, which may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. This course consists of approximately 10.25 hours of learning.

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Note: STEMCELL Technologies accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points.


Payment information is required to complete course registration; you will not be charged until your registration is confirmed. Registration and acceptance into the course is subject to review by STEMCELL Technologies. You will be notified within one week of submission on your status.

If you are eligible for the course and registration for your desired date is full, you will be added to our next available session. Space is limited to ensure personalized instruction. Please apply early to ensure you save your seat.

Please be advised that STEMCELL does not permit the recording of courses, technical support consultations, or product demonstrations delivered by STEMCELL Technologies, whether conducted in person, over video conference, or by phone. This policy applies to all audiences, including but not limited to customers, course attendees, and distributors. All training content is copyrighted by STEMCELL Technologies and violations of this policy will be pursued under copyright law.


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I have attended both, the live training and the virtual training. For the possibilities available in a virtual course, this was excellent!

Claudia Pertab, CSL Behring

The help with colony enumeration was excellent! The assay set-up also had some very helpful tips.

Cathy Foster, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health