Creative Biolabs

iNeu™ Human Astrocytes

[CAT#: NCL-2103-P79]

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iNeu™ human iPSC-derived astrocytes are derived from a non-integrated induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line under fully defined proprietary neural induction conditions. iNeu™ cells are plated as a monolayer when cultured, showing a polarized structure, and expressing astrocyte markers, GFAP, EAAT1, Aquaporin family genes and S100beta, and have calcium wave activity (see above). There are two subtypes of human astrocytes: type I and type II.>90% of iNeu™ astrocytes are type II. If you need Type I astrocytes or neuron-astrocyte cocultures, please email us.

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Application Notes


Disease modeling
Toxicity testing
Phenotypic Screening (e.g., cytokine secretion, expression of differentiation markers)
Research and development of cell therapies in animal models
Studying astrocyte differentiation and function




~0.6x10^6 cells per 1ml of freezing medium (vial)

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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

Sterility, Safety, (BioSafety Level 2), HIV/viruses, bacteria, fungi: negative; Cell viability post-thawing (>90%)
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