BALTIMORE, Nov. 20, 2017 – Elixirgen Scientific’s new mixed neuron cell differentiation kit will accelerate mini-brain projects including 3D bioprinting and tissue chip development. The Baltimore biotech company today released Quick-Neuron™ Mixed, a lab kit using Sendai Virus (SeV) technology that will help scientists create mixed neurons in a single assay in only 10 days. Mixed neurons are also available through Elixirgen Scientific’s cell differentiation services. Differentiation into multi-types of neurons can be confirmed with anti-TUBB3 (tubulin-β3, a global marker for neurons) and anti-ChAT (choline acetyltransferase, a cholinergic neuron marker), anti-TH (tyrosine hydroxylase, a dopaminergic neuron marker), anti-PVALB (parvalbumin, a GABAergic neuron marker), anti-vGLUT1 (vesicular Glutamate transporter 1, a glutamatergic neuron marker), and anti-TPH2 (tryptophan hydroxylase 2, a serotonergic neuron marker) antibodies.
These kits are a part of the Quick-Tissue™ Series – a revolutionary new way to generate human cells, tissues, and organs. The Quick-Tissue™ Series kits’ potent cocktails of transcription factors transform researchers’ stem cells of choice into high-quality and homogeneous tissues in a scalable, speedy manner.