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ECACC General Cell Collection: 293-Hektor

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 05030204
Cell Line Name: 293-Hektor
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: 293-Hektor (ECACC 05030204)
Keywords: Human Embryo Kidney, serum-free
Cell Line Description: The human embryo kidney cell line 293 (ECACC catalogue no. 85120602) adapted to grow in the chemically defined protein- and peptide-free Hektor G medium (Cell Culture Technologies). Cells grow in suspension and tend to form aggregates in static culture. The cells grow as finely dispersed single cell suspension under optimal agitated culture conditions.
Species: Human
Tissue of Origin: Kidney
CellType: Fibroblast
Growth Mode: Aggregates in suspension
Karyotype: Not specified
GMO Status: Genetically Modified Organism Class 1 (GMO1)
Biosafety Information: Unless specified otherwise, at the European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC) we routinely handle all of our cell lines at containment level 2 in accordance with the ACDP guidelines. ACDP = Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (UK)
All cell cultures have the potential to carry as yet unidentified adventitious agents. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

ACDP Guidance: Biological agents: Managing the risks in laboratories and healthcare premises.

Hyperlinks to MSDS documents:
Frozen cell cultures Material Safety Data Sheet
Growing cell cultures Material Safety Data Sheet
Nucleic acids derived from cell cultures Material Safety Data Sheet
Subculture Routine: Viability may be poor on resuscitation and may initially decrease further. Full recovery may take up to 2 weeks. A centrifugation step to remove the cryoprotectant is essential. Rapidly thaw the frozen ampoule in a water bath at 37°C for 1-2 minutes. Transfer the contents to a centrifuge tube and slowly add 5-10ml of pre-warmed growth media. Remove a sample for counting. Centrifuge at 100g for 2-3 minutes to pellet cells and seed at a relatively high density of 5-7 x 105 cells/ml. Leave culture flask upright and observe regularly until viable proliferating cell clumps form. Once established use a split ratio of 1:2 approximately every 4 to 5 days; 5% CO2; 37°C.
Culture Medium: Hektor G medium (Cell Culture Technologies + 4mM Glutamine + 5 ug/ml Insulin. The exogeneous insulin supplementation can be reduced or totally eliminated under optimal culture conditions. When freezing cells down use culture medium (50:50 conditioned medium:fresh medium) + 10% DMSO.
Depositor: Joint deposit from: Dr. Ferruccio Messi of Cell Culture Technologies LLC, Via al Chioso 12, 6929 Gravesano, Switzerland, and Rene Fischer of the Laboratory for Organic Chemistry, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland. Supported by the Swiss Foundation FFVFF (Fonds Fuer VersuchstierFreie Forschung), Hegarstr. 9, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland.
Originator: Yes
Country: Switzerland
References: None Specified By Depositor
Additional Bibliography: Not specified
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Release Conditions: No

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