Chat with an Expert

StemSpan™ SFEM II

Serum-free medium for culture and expansion of hematopoietic cells

More Views

From: 123 USD

Options

* Required Fields

Catalog # (Select a product)
Serum-free medium for culture and expansion of hematopoietic cells
From: 123 USD

Overview

StemSpan™ Serum-Free Expansion Medium II (SFEM II) is a modified version of StemSpan™ SFEM. It has been developed for the in vitro culture and expansion of human hematopoietic cells, when the appropriate growth factors and supplements are added. This allows users the flexibility to prepare the medium to meet their requirements. Using appropriate StemSpan™ Expansion Supplements, SFEM II may be used to expand CD34+ cells isolated from human cord blood, mobilized peripheral blood, or bone marrow samples, or to expand and differentiate lineage-committed progenitor cells to generate populations of erythroid, myeloid (granulocytes or monocytes), or megakaryocyte progenitor cells.
Contains:
• Iscove’s MDM
• Bovine serum albumin
• Recombinant human insulin
• Human transferrin (iron-saturated)
• 2-Mercaptoethanol
• Supplements
Subtype:
Specialized Media
Cell Type:
Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells
Species:
Human
Application:
Cell Culture; Expansion
Brand:
StemSpan
Area of Interest:
Stem Cell Biology; Transplantation Research
Formulation:
Serum-Free; Defined

Scientific Resources

Product Documentation

Document Type
Product Name
Catalog #
Lot #
Language

Educational Materials

(14)
Load More Educational Materials

Product Applications

This product is designed for use in the following research area(s) as part of the highlighted workflow stage(s). Explore these workflows to learn more about the other products we offer to support each research area.

Data and Publications

Data

Expansion of CD34 + Human Cord Blood Cells Cultured in StemSpan™ Media Containing CC100 Cytokine Cocktail

Figure 1. Expansion of CD34 + Human Cord Blood Cells Cultured in StemSpan™ Media Containing CC100 Cytokine Cocktail

Purified CD34 + human cord blood (CB) cells were suspended at a concentration of 10,000 per mL in StemSpan™ SFEM (dark gray bars), SFEM II (gold bars) and ACF (orange bars) media containing CC100 Cytokine Cocktail (Catalog #02690). Cultures were maintained for 7 days, after which the cells were counted and examined for CD34 and CD45 expression by flow cytometry. Shown are the fold expansion of total nucleated cells (TNC) (A) and CD34 + cells (B) per input CD34 + cell, and the percent CD34 + cells (C). Results represent the average results of 32 different CB samples. Vertical lines indicate 95% confidence limits, the range within which 95% of results fall. The numbers of cells produced in StemSpan™ SFEM II were significantly higher than in StemSpan™ SFEM and StemSpan™-ACF (*p<0.001, paired t-test, n=32).

StemSpan™ SFEM II Serum-Free Expansion Medium Containing CC100 Cytokine Cocktail Supports Greater Expansion of Human CD34 + Cells Than Other Media Tested

Figure 2. StemSpan™ SFEM II Serum-Free Expansion Medium Containing CC100 Cytokine Cocktail Supports Greater Expansion of Human CD34 + Cells Than Other Media Tested

Expansion of CD34 + cells, normalized relative to the values obtained in StemSpan™ SFEM medium (dark gray bars) after culturing purified CD34 + CB (A, n=6) or bone marrow (BM) (B, n=3) cells for 7 days in StemSpan™ SFEM, SFEM II (gold bars) and ACF (orange bars), and six media from other commercial suppliers (light gray bars, Competitor 1-6, which included, in random order, StemPro34 (Life Technologies), X-Vivo-15 and HPGM (both from Lonza), SCGM (Cellgenix), StemLine II (Sigma) and HP01 (Macopharma)). All media were supplemented with StemSpan™ CC100 Cytokine Cocktail (Catalog #02690). Vertical lines indicate 95% confidence limits, the range within which 95% of results fall. The numbers of CB and BM cells produced in StemSpan™ SFEM II were significantly higher than in all other media, except the numbers of CB cells produced in StemSpan™-ACF (*p<0.05, paired t-test).

Expansion of CD34 + Human Cord Blood Cells Cultured in StemSpan™ Media Containing CD34 + Expansion Supplement

Figure 3. Expansion of CD34 + Human Cord Blood Cells Cultured in StemSpan™ Media Containing CD34 + Expansion Supplement

Purified CD34 + human cord blood (CB) cells were suspended at a concentration of 10,000 per mL in StemSpan™ SFEM (dark gray bars), SFEM II (gold bars) and ACF (orange bars) media containing CD34 + Expansion Supplement (Catalog #02691). Cultures were maintained for 7 days, after which the cells were counted and examined for CD34 and CD45 expression by flow cytometry. The number of colony-forming units (CFU) in the expanded population was determined by replating cells in MethoCult™ H4435 and counting the number of colonies produced 14 days later. Shown are the fold expansion of total nucleated cells (TNC) (A), CD34 + cells (B) and CFU numbers (C) per input CD34 + cell, and the percent CD34 + cells (D) in these cultures (n=6). Vertical lines indicate 95% confidence limits, the range within which 95% of results fall. The numbers of cells produced in StemSpan™ SFEM II was significantly higher than in SFEM and ACF (*p<0.001, #p<0.05, paired t-test, n=6).

StemSpan™ SFEM II Serum-Free Expansion Medium Containing CD34 + Expansion Supplement Supports Greater Expansion of Human CD34 + Cells Than Other Media Tested

Figure 4. StemSpan™ SFEM II Serum-Free Expansion Medium Containing CD34 + Expansion Supplement Supports Greater Expansion of Human CD34 + Cells Than Other Media Tested

Expansion of CD34 + cells (A) and CFUs (B), normalized relative to the values obtained in SFEM medium (dark gray bars) after culturing purified CD34 + CB cells for 7 days in StemSpan™ SFEM, SFEM II (gold bars) and ACF (orange bars), and six media from other suppliers (light gray bars, Competitor 1-6, which included, in random order, X-Vivo-15 (Lonza), HP01 (Macopharma), StemPro34 (Life Technologies), SCGM (Cellgenix), StemLine II (Sigma), and HPGM (Lonza). All media were supplemented with the StemSpan™ CD34 + Expansion Supplement (Catalog #02691). Vertical lines indicate 95% confidence limits, the range within which 95% of results fall. The numbers of cells produced in StemSpan™ SFEM II were significantly higher than in all other media (*p<0.01, paired t-test, n=6).

StemSpan™ SFEM II Serum-Free Expansion Medium Containing Erythroid Expansion Supplement Supports Greater Expansion of Erythroid Cells Than Other Media Tested

Figure 5. StemSpan™ SFEM II Serum-Free Expansion Medium Containing Erythroid Expansion Supplement Supports Greater Expansion of Erythroid Cells Than Other Media Tested

The numbers of erythroid cells, normalized relative to the values obtained in StemSpan™ SFEM medium (dark gray bar), obtained after culturing purified CD34 + CB cells for 14 days in StemSpan™ SFEM, SFEM II (gold bars) and ACF (orange bars), and six media from other commercial suppliers (light gray bars, Competitor 1-6, which included, in random order, X-Vivo-15 and HPGM (both from Lonza), StemLine II (Sigma), HP01 (Macopharma), StemPro34 (Life Technologies) and SCGM (Cellgenix). All media were supplemented with StemSpan™ Erythroid Expansion Supplement (Catalog #02692). Vertical lines indicate 95% confidence limits, the range within which 95% of results fall. The numbers of cells produced in StemSpan™ SFEM II were significantly higher than in all other media (*p<0.05, paired t-test, n=6).

Table 1. Production of Myeloid Cells from Human CB CD34+ Cells Cultured in SFEM II Containing Myeloid Expansion Supplement or Myeloid Expansion Supplement ll

StemSpan™ SFEM II Serum-Free Expansion Medium Containing Erythroid Expansion Supplement Supports Greater Expansion of Erythroid Cells Than Other Media Tested

Shown are numbers of total nucleated cells (TNCs) produced per input human CB-derived CD34+ cell and percentages of cells positive for myeloid markers CD13, CD14 and CD15 after 14 days of culture in SFEM II containing Myeloid Expansion Supplement (n = 14) or Myeloid Expansion Supplement II (n = 16). *95% confidence limits (CL); the range within which 95% of results typically fall.

StemSpan™ SFEM II Serum-Free Expansion Medium Containing Megakaryocyte Expansion Supplement Supports Greater Expansion of Megakaryocytes Than Other Media Tested

Figure 6. StemSpan™ SFEM II Serum-Free Expansion Medium Containing Megakaryocyte Expansion Supplement Supports Greater Expansion of Megakaryocytes Than Other Media Tested

The numbers of megakaryocytes, normalized relative to the values obtained in StemSpan™ SFEM medium (dark gray bar), obtained after culturing purified CD34 + CB cells for 14 days in StemSpan™ SFEM, SFEM II (gold bars) and ACF (orange bars), and six media from other commercial suppliers (light gray bars, Competitor 1-6, which included, in random order, StemLine II (Sigma), HPGM (Lonza), HP01 (Macopharma), SCGM (Cellgenix), StemPro34 (Life Technologies) and X-Vivo-15 (Lonza). All media were supplemented with StemSpan™ Megakaryocyte Expansion Supplement (Catalog #02696). Vertical lines indicate 95% confidence limits, the range within which 95% of results fall. The numbers of cells produced in the StemSpan™ media were significantly higher than in the other media (*p<0.01 paired t-test, n=6).

Figure 7. StemSpan™ SFEM II Serum-Free Expansion Medium Containing T Cell Progenitor Expansion Supplement Promotes the Expansion and Differentiation of CB-Derived CD34+ Cells into Pro- and Pre-T Cells

The average (A,C) frequencies and (B,D) numbers of (A,B) CD7+CD5+ pro-T cells and (C,D) CD7+CD1a+ pre-T cells on days 7, 14 and 21 of culture with the StemSpan™ T Cell Progenitor Differentiation Kit (Catalog #09900) are shown for 10 - 26 independent experiments. The average frequency of (A) pro- and (C) pre-T cells were 84% and 28% respectively, after 21 days of culture. All pro- and pre-T cells were found to express intracellular CD3 (data not shown). The number of (B) CD7+CD5+ pro-T cells increased (on average) ~10 - 100-fold every week, resulting in an average number of ~2100 pro-T cells produced per input CD34+ cell on day 21. After 21 days of culture (D) pre-T cells expressing CD7 and CD1a are present in large numbers, indicating the further differentiation of pro-T cells. The yield of (D) CD7+CD1a+ cells on day 21 was ~800 per input CD34+ cell. BM-derived CD34+ cells also expanded and differentiated to pro-T cells in stroma-free cultures with approximately 70 CD7+CD5+ cells produced per input CD34+ cell at day 21 (n = 3; data not shown). Vertical lines indicate 95% confidence limits (CL), the range within which 95% of results typically fall.

Publications

(7)
Nature protocols 2018 FEB

CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in human hematopoietic stem cells.

R. O. Bak et al.

Abstract

Genome editing via homologous recombination (HR) (gene targeting) in human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) has the power to reveal gene-function relationships and potentially transform curative hematological gene and cell therapies. However, there are no comprehensive and reproducible protocols for targeting HSCs for HR. Herein, we provide a detailed protocol for the production, enrichment, and in vitro and in vivo analyses of HR-targeted HSCs by combining CRISPR/Cas9 technology with the use of rAAV6 and flow cytometry. Using this protocol, researchers can introduce single-nucleotide changes into the genome or longer gene cassettes with the precision of genome editing. Along with our troubleshooting and optimization guidelines, researchers can use this protocol to streamline HSC genome editing at any locus of interest. The in vitro HSC-targeting protocol and analyses can be completed in 3 weeks, and the long-term in vivo HSC engraftment analyses in immunodeficient mice can be achieved in 16 weeks. This protocol enables manipulation of genes for investigation of gene functions during hematopoiesis, as well as for the correction of genetic mutations in HSC transplantation-based therapies for diseases such as sickle cell disease, beta$-thalassemia, and primary immunodeficiencies.
Blood 2017 MAR

Identification of unipotent megakaryocyte progenitors in human hematopoiesis.

Miyawaki K et al.

Abstract

The developmental pathway for human megakaryocytes remains unclear and the definition of pure unipotent megakaryocyte progenitor is still controversial. Using single-cell transcriptome analysis, we have identified a cluster of cells within immature hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell populations that specifically express genes related to the megakaryocyte lineage. We used CD41 as a positive marker to identify these cells within the CD34(+)CD38(+)IL-3Rα(dim)CD45RA(-) common myeloid progenitor (CMP) population. These cells lacked erythroid and granulocyte/macrophage potential, but exhibited robust differentiation into the megakaryocyte lineage at a high frequency, both in vivo and in vitro The efficiency and expansion potential of these cells exceeded those of conventional bipotent megakaryocyte/erythrocyte progenitors. Accordingly, the CD41(+) CMP was defined as a unipotent megakaryocyte progenitor (MegP) that is likely to represent the major pathway for human megakaryopoiesis, independent of canonical megakaryocyte-erythroid lineage bifurcation. In the bone marrow of patients with essential thrombocythemia, the MegP population was significantly expanded in the context of a high burden of Janus kinase 2 mutations. Thus, the prospectively isolatable and functionally homogeneous human MegP will be useful for the elucidation of the mechanisms underlying normal and malignant human hematopoiesis.
Stem cell research 2017

Peripheral blood derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from a female with familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

S. B. Ross et al.

Abstract

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) obtained from a 62-year-old female with familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). PBMCs were reprogrammed to a pluripotent state following transfection with non-integrative episomal vectors carrying reprogramming factors OCT4, SOX2, LIN28, KLF4 and L-MYC. iPSCs were shown to express pluripotency markers, possess trilineage differentiation potential, carry rare variants identified in DNA isolated directly from the patient's whole blood, have a normal karyotype and no longer carry episomal vectors for reprogramming. This line is a useful resource for identifying unknown genetic causes of HCM.
Stem cell research 2017

Generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patient with the pathogenic variant p.Val698Ala in beta-myosin heavy chain (MYH7) gene.

S. B. Ross et al.

Abstract

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) isolated from the whole blood of a 43-year-old male with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) who carries the pathogenic variant p.Val698Ala in beta-myosin heavy chain (MYH7). Patient-derived PBMCs were reprogrammed using non-integrative episomal vectors containing reprogramming factors OCT4, SOX2, LIN28, KLF4 and L-MYC. iPSCs were shown to express pluripotent markers, have trilineage differentiation potential, carry the pathogenic MYH7 variant p.Val698Ala, have a normal karyotype and no longer carry the episomal reprogramming vector. This line is useful for studying the link between variants in MYH7 and the pathogenesis of HCM.
Science translational medicine 2016 OCT

Selection-free genome editing of the sickle mutation in human adult hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells.

DeWitt MA et al.

Abstract

Genetic diseases of blood cells are prime candidates for treatment through ex vivo gene editing of CD34(+) hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs), and a variety of technologies have been proposed to treat these disorders. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a recessive genetic disorder caused by a single-nucleotide polymorphism in the β-globin gene (HBB). Sickle hemoglobin damages erythrocytes, causing vasoocclusion, severe pain, progressive organ damage, and premature death. We optimize design and delivery parameters of a ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex comprising Cas9 protein and unmodified single guide RNA, together with a single-stranded DNA oligonucleotide donor (ssODN), to enable efficient replacement of the SCD mutation in human HSPCs. Corrected HSPCs from SCD patients produced less sickle hemoglobin RNA and protein and correspondingly increased wild-type hemoglobin when differentiated into erythroblasts. When engrafted into immunocompromised mice, ex vivo treated human HSPCs maintain SCD gene edits throughout 16 weeks at a level likely to have clinical benefit. These results demonstrate that an accessible approach combining Cas9 RNP with an ssODN can mediate efficient HSPC genome editing, enables investigator-led exploration of gene editing reagents in primary hematopoietic stem cells, and suggests a path toward the development of new gene editing treatments for SCD and other hematopoietic diseases.
STEMCELL TECHNOLOGIES INC.’S QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IS CERTIFIED TO ISO 13485. PRODUCTS ARE FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY AND NOT INTENDED FOR HUMAN OR ANIMAL DIAGNOSTIC OR THERAPEUTIC USES UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.