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  Adult Stem Cells
An adult stem cell is an undifferentiated cell, found among differentiated cells in a tissue or organ.  Adult stem cells can renew themselves and differentiate to yield some or all of the major specialized cell types of the tissue or organ. Their main function is to multiply by cell division to replenish dying cells and regenerate damaged tissues. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are adult stem cells of stromal origin.  MSCs are attractive for clinical therapy due to their ability to differentiate, provide trophic support, and modulate innate immune response. 

  • MSCs available from bone marrow, adipose, and dental pulp tissues
  • Optimized protocols and media systems for expansion and differentiation
  • Well characterized with robust expansion and differentiation capacity

Pluripotent Stem Cells
In 2011 Lonza began development on a clinical grade master cell bank.  During development it was determined that existing commercial products did not provide the optimal xeno-free, defined conditions for human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) generation and human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) culture so the L7™ hiPSC Reprogramming and hPSC Culture System was created.  Efficient and reliable reprogramming of human somatic cells towards hiPSCs has never been easier!

  • Reliable reprogramming of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) into iPSCs 
  • Robust culture system that supports every other day feeding of pluripotent stem cells
  • Efficient differentiation into all three germ layers
  • Easy transition to clinical applications - xeno-free, defined

Stem Cell Transfection using Nucleofector™ Technology
Transfection of stem cells is typically a very difficult task using non-viral methods. With the Nucleofector™ Technology stem cells can be consistently transfected at high efficiency for various applications, comprising those that require co-transfection of several substrates:

  • Proven for genome editing in ESCs or iPSCs using ZFN, TALEN, and CRISPR systems
  • Efficient episomal reprogramming of PBMCsfibroblasts, CD34+ or other cellsinto iPSCs
  • Optimized, ready-to-use transfection protocols for primary adult stem cells such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)or neural stem cells (NSCs)



Lonza's integrated products are optimized and tested together to provide superior results for the challenges of working with stem cells. For additional information about Lonza's solutions for stem cells and technical guidance for your stem cell work, click here to contact Scientific Support.