Human Primary Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells from Cell Biologics are isolated from human brain tissue and grown in gelatin pre-coated tissue culture flask with Cell Biologics’ Complete Growth Medium. Cells at passage 3 are harvested from flasks and cryo-preserved in vials. Each vial contains 0.5x106 cells per ml and is delivered frozen. Human Primary Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells are characterized by immunofluorescence staining with antibodies of CD31 (Catalog No. 550389, BD), CD31/PECAM-1 (Catalog No. FAB3567P, R&D), VE-Cadherin (FITC-VE-cadherin, Catalog No. 560411, BD), or use of fluorescence-labeled acetylated low-density lipoprotein (DiI-Ac-LDL) uptake (Catalog No. L-35353, Invitrogen), a functional marker for endothelial cells. These cells are negative for bacteria, yeast, fungi, and mycoplasma and can be expanded for 3-5 passages at a split ratio of 1:2 under the cell culture conditions specified by Cell Biologics. Repeated freezing and thawing of cells are not recommended. Human Primary Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells can be used for cell-based adhesion, migration, vascular tube formation, transendothelial resistance (TER), western blot, immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence flow cytometry, polymerase chain reaction, and generating cell derivatives for desired research applications.
Cryopreserved cells are shipped with dry ice overnight. Upon arrival, transfer frozen cells to liquid nitrogen (-180°C) immediately until ready for use. Live cell shipment is also available on request. Primary cells can never be kept at -20 °C or -80 °C freezer.
Authorized Uses of Cell Biologics’ Products
Human Primary Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells from Cell Biologics are distributed for research purposes only. Our products are not authorized for human use, for in vitro diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Transfer or resale of any Cell Biologics’ cells or products from the purchaser to other markets, organizations or individuals is prohibited by Cell Biologics without the company’s written consent. Cell Biologics’ Terms and Conditions must be accepted before submitting an order.
Investigators should handle the cells with caution and treat all primary cells as potential pathogens, since no test procedure can completely guarantee the absence of infectious agents. The entire text of discussing Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th ed. is available online at