Creative Biolabs

iNeu™ Human Astrocyte

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Astrocyte dysfunction has been implicated in a number of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, autism, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Rett syndrome and schizophrenia.

Creative Biolabs's Human iPSC-derived astrocytes offer a convenient and physiologically-relevant tool to study these cells as an isolated population or within co-cultures of other neural cells for analysis of complex central nervous system (CNS) circuitry.

Creative Biolabs's Human iPSC-derived astrocytes express glial markers such as glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), S100b, AQP4, ALDHL1L and EAAT1.

They have also been further validated for expression of other relevant markers including Vimentin, Kir4.1 (potassium channel) and CD44.

These cells exhibit low expression of Nestin, a marker of neural stem cells, and are tested to have very low or negative expression for MAP2, a marker of neurons.

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Growth Pattern


Biosafety Level

Level 1

Tissue Source

Cord blood CD34+ cells

Cell Purity


Cell Viability


Mycoplasma Testing

The cell line has been screened using the luciferase based mycoplasma detection kit to confirm the absence of mycoplasma species.

Sterility Testing

Sterility testing was performed in accordance with USP and EP regulations. All of our sterility testing is performed in an isolator or clean room environments. The cell line has been screened using the membrane filtration testing methods to confirm the absence of aerobic, anaerobic and fungi microorganisms.

Genetic Stability Testing

Cell genetic stability study was perfomed under ICH guidelines. We provide guidance on the appropriate testing program upon your requirements.


Dry ice


Liquid nitrogen

Handling Advice

Frozen cells:Upon receipt, frozen ampoules should be transferred directly to gaseous phase liquid nitrogen without delay, unless they are to be used straight away.

Growing cells: Growing cell cultures should be checked on receipt using an inverted microscope. Immediately check the cell density upon arrival for any obvious defects. If the cell density is too high (more than 80% confluent) subculture the cells (harvest and reseed) immediately.

For detailed instructions on the thawing procedure of frozen cells and the culture of adherent or suspended cells, please feel free to contact us by email or phone.

Research Use Only

For research use only, not for diagnostic or therapeutic use.


Store under recommended storage conditions (liquid nitrogen). Do not expose to high temperature. After expiration, discard all remaining reagents. It is recommended to use cells within ten generations.

Quality Control

Each batch of cells has passed the high-level expression of Nestin and Sox 2 as well as its self-renewal and multi-lineage differentiation ability. The cells also showed normal karyotypes, and mycoplasma tests were negative by chromosome spread assessment. The blood of pregnant women has been screened for HIV, HTLV, hepatitis B and C.

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Do you have different types of human astrocytes available?
There are two subtypes of astrocytes: Type I and Type II. >90% of our astrocytes are Type II.
For Research Use Only. Not For Clinical Use.
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