Browse our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on performing the CFU assay.
• Bovine serum albumin
• Recombinant human insulin
• Human transferrin (iron-saturated)
• Cytokines (including recombinant human erythropoietin [EPO])
Frequently Asked Questions
Why use semi-solid media?
Why use methylcellulose-based media?
Is it necessary to add antibiotics to the media?
Is there anything I can do if my cultures appear contaminated?
Why can't I use a pipette to dispense methylcellulose-based media?
Can I 'pluck' the colonies for individual analysis?
Why are low adherence dishes so important?
Can MethoCult™ products be used for lymphoid progenitor CFU assays?
Is it possible to set up CFU assays in a 24-well plate?
Can I stain colonies in MethoCult™ medium?
Are there differences in colony morphology with serum-free media?
Can MethoCult™ be made with alternate base media?
Is there a MethoCult™ formulation suitable for HPP-CFC (high proliferative potential colony forming cell)?
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Data and Publications
Figure 1. Procedure Summary for Hematopoietic CFU Assays
Figure 2. Examples of Colonies Derived From Mouse Hematopoietic Progenitors
BFU-E-derived colonies from mouse fetal liver (A) and spleen (B) samples cultured in MethoCult™ SF M3436