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ECACC General Cell Collection: COS-7-InVitrus

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 05063001
Cell Line Name: COS-7-InVitrus
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: COS-7-InVitrus (ECACC 05063001)
Keywords: Monkey African green kidney, SV40 transformed, serum-free
Cell Line Description: COS-7 cell line (ECACC catalogue no. 87021302) adapted to grow in the chemically defined protein- and peptide-free InVitrus medium (Cell Culture Technologies). This cell line is substrate dependent i.e. adherent. COS-7 was derived from CV-1 simian cells transformed by an origin-defective mutant of SV40.
Species: Monkey
Tissue of Origin: Kidney
CellType: Fibroblast
Growth Mode: Adherent
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: In order to prevent syncitia formation, do not allow cells to become confluent. Split semi-confluent cultures 1:3 i.e. seeding at 4x10,000 cells/cm² using an animal component free dissociation reagent; incubate at 37°C. Please note: Once cells have detached from the flask it is necessary to neutralise the dissociation reagent using a compatible inhibitor . Centrifuge the cells; 100-150 x g for 3-5 minutes; count and re-suspend at the recommended seeding density in fresh medium
Culture Medium: InVitrus medium (Cell Culture Technologies + 4mM Glutamine + 5 ug/ml Insulin. When freezing cells down use culture medium (50:50 conditioned medium:fresh medium) + 10% DMSO.
Depositor: Dr. E. Penn, European Collection of Cell Cultures, Health Protection Agency, Porton Down, Salisbury, SP4 0JG, UK
Originator: Yes
Country: UK
References: None Specified By Depositor
Additional Bibliography: Not specified
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Release Conditions: Yes - CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) licence required for all orders outside the United Kingdom

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