Growth Factors

made for stem cells

Animal-free                              
We control every step of protein manufacture ensuring all our products are completely animal-free.
Total transparency
Stringent purity and bioactivity testing data for all proteins – know what you are giving your cells
Protein innovation
Our R&D team are dedicated to solving stem cell culture challenges with optimised forms and animal-free firsts

Qkine manufactures high-purity, animal-free growth factors, cytokines and other complex proteins.

Based in Cambridge, UK, we combine proprietary protein production processes with protein engineering techniques to develop unique growth factors. These proteins tackle fundamental biological and scale-up challenges for the fast-growing stem cell, organoid, regenerative medicine and cellular agriculture sectors.

Qkine has an active R&D pipeline, with a continually expanding product range. Unique products available from Qkine include tag-free thermostable FGF-2 (FGF2-G3), the first animal-free TGF-β1 for chemically defined stem cell media, and animal-free HGF (NK1).

Qkine is an ISO 9001: 2015 certified company.

All products listed on this site and sold through LAB-A-PORTER Limited are for research use only (RUO). Not for human use. Not for therapeutic or diagnostic use. 

Key Scientific Area

Organoids

Growth factors for defined organoid culture media

Organoids are 3D assemblies of cells, containing multiple cell types, arranged in a similar structure to the modelled tissue, but on a micro-scale. Organoids represent a more physiologically relevant model of tissues than 2D and mono-culture systems. As organoids recapitulate tissue-specific features, they are used in the study of tissue development and maintenance, stem cell characteristics, cellular interactions, precision medicine, disease modelling and drug discovery.  Due to long periods in culture, it is important that all growth factors for organoid culture give highly consistent biological activity.  Where possible, consider replacing conditioned media with recombinant proteins such as high purity R-spondin 1 and noggin to improve reproducibility and scale-up.
All products listed on this site and sold through LAB-A-PORTER Limited are for research use only (RUO). Not for human use. Not for therapeutic or diagnostic use. 
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