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Primary human cells are often used to study various areas of biology, particularly in drug screening and cell based assays. Due the the difficulties in obtaining human tissue samples and successfully isolating primary human cells, ready to use primary cells have become increasingly popular.

MilliporeSigma offers primary human cells and optimized media for endothelial, epithelial and fibroblast cell research under the name EpiGRO™, EndoGRO™ and FibroGRO™. Each low passage primary cell line is paired with a unique proprietary growth media to ensure the highest proliferation rates possible.

Human Endothelial, Epithelial and Fibroblast Cells and Media

EndoGRO™

MilliporeSigma offers the unique range of EndoGRO™ media formulations that provide optimal cell culture conditions for many types of endothelial cells, including HUVEC, aortic endothelial cells and other human large vessel, and microvascular endothelial cells. These low-serum formulations have been shown to grow endothelial cells at rates that meet or exceed other commercially available serum-containing media while maintaining excellent cell morphology. Also available are low passage Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVEC), which when cultured with the EndoGRO™ media provide an ideal cell model for vascular biology research.

EndoGRO™ Media Advantages:
  • Lower serum concentrations than standard endothelial cell culture media
  • Dramatically improved proliferation rates while maintaining excellent cell morphology
  • No phenol red or antimicrobials, which can cause cell stress and masking effects
  • Extensive QC and exacting standards to ensure lot-to-lot consistency
  • Special UV packaging to prevent light damage
  • Built-in temperature gauges to assist in contamination-free media warming

EpiGRO™

EpiGRO™ primary epithelial cells and specially formulated media improve epithelial cell culture for multiple cell types, including epidermal keratinocytes, small airway epithelial cells, corneal cells, and prostate epithelial cells. EpiGRO™ media formulations are optimized to provide better viability, proliferation rates, morphology and culture stability than other commercially available options.

Advantages of EpiGRO™ Cells and Media:
  • Serum-free or low-serum formulations
  • Improved viability and morphology
  • Increased cell culture longevity
  • Faster proliferation rates
  • No phenol red or other additives that produce masking effects
  • Unique light blocking and temperature-monitored packaging to promote media stability and better results
  • Extensive QC to ensure lot-to-lot consistency

FibroGRO™

FibroGRO Xeno-Free Human Foreskin Fibroblasts are derived from normal human foreskin and have been isolated and manufactured under xeno-free conditions. Cells are supplied at a low passage number (p3 – p5) and proliferate rapidly when grown in FibroGRO™-LS, FibroGRO™ Complete, and FibroGRO™ Xeno-Free media. Three versions of FibroGRO™ media exists to fit your research need.

Advantages of FibroGRO™ Cells and Media:
  • Lower serum, serum-free and xeno-free media options
  • Dramatically improved proliferation rates with excellent cell morphology
  • No phenol red or antimicrobials, which can cause cell stress and masking effects
  • Extensive QC and exacting standards to ensure lot-to-lot consistency
  • UV-resistant packaging to prevent light damage
  • Built-in temperature gauges to assist in contamination-free media warming