The stem cell core at Baylor College of Medicine offers two embryonic stem cell lines (WA01 and WA09) originally from WiCell and one retroviral iPSC line generated at Baylor by Dr. Thomas Zwaka (hiPS TZ16). New iPSC lines generated from healthy donors using integration-free Sendai virus and episomal vectors are being continually added to our cell bank inventory.
The core also offers quality control services for investigator-generated cell lines such as:
- Karyotyping by G-banding analysis
- STR fingerprinting
- Analysis of OCT4/SSEA4 by flow cytometry
- Embryoid body formation
- Mycoplasma testing
- hPSC Scorecard Analysis