As a not-for-profit Government-funded institute, the UK Stem Cell Bank holds all UK-derived human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines, alongside several cell lines from other depositors worldwide.
The UK Stem Cell Bank holds a broad collection of high-quality controlled human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) and feeder cells to support the culture of stem cells. Apply for cell lines.
All clinical grade cell lines supplied by the UK Stem Cell Bank have full traceability and undergo extensive Quality Control (QC) testing prior to release. This process helps to ensure freedom from contamination, proof of identity and, where applicable, consistency between produced cell banks and the depositor banks.
We have compiled a report on the cell repository held by the UK Stem Cell Bank, including information on recent trends in demand for UK-derived hESC lines.
View our 2020 Cell Lines Report
Clinical grade stem cell lines
Research-grade stem cell lines
Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts (MEFs)
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Clinical grade stem cell lines meet the requirements of the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 (as amended) and are suitable as starting materials for clinical applications. Matched research variants of these lines are also available.
Our highly characterised human pluripotent stem cell lines can be used for research purposes worldwide.
We provide Primary MEFs to support the growth of embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells.
Find out how to apply for our pluripotent stem cell lines and supportive feeder cells.