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Information for potential iPSC line customers

The European Bank of induced pluripotent Stem Cells (EBiSC) is dedicated to supporting research through provision of a high quality, well characterised collection of hiPSC lines from a range of genetic backgrounds and reprogramming methods. To this end, we have implemented a robust and standardised approach to stem cell banking based on international best practice covering all stages from consent and procurement to distribution.

Cell Processing Information

A standardised process of expansion, cryopreservation and Quality Control at our dedicated central facilities is performed, allowing cell line release for distribution with batch certification.

Consent and Primary Tissue Procurement

In accordance with industry best practice, EBiSC has developed standardised forms of Donor Information and Consent, to support procurement and donation of primary tissue on terms that are suitable for production and sharing of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell lines, and associated data.

Protocol for the use of iPSC lines (pdf)

This document provides guidance on how to resuscitate, culture and cryopreserve human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) supplied by EBiSC.

EBiSC Virtual Training Library

A collection of training videos where you can learn more about EBiSC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which are strongly recommended when working with EBiSC iPSC lines in your laboratories.

How to order a cell line from EBiSC

A quick guide on how to order EBiSC cell lines.

EBiSC Catalogue User Guide (pdf)

Quick start user guide for finding cell lines in the EBiSC Catalogue.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on the EBiSC Catalogue please check answers to some of the most common questions.