Banking human induced pluripotent stem cells: lessons learned from embryonic stem cells?

Cell Stem Cell. 2013 Oct 3;13(4):385-8. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2013.09.007.


The generation of human embryonic stem cell banking networks has ensured that well-characterized and quality controlled stem cell lines are broadly accessible to researchers worldwide. Here, we provide recommendations for engaging these established networks in efforts to build similar resources for the distribution and collection of induced pluripotent stem cells.

MeSH terms

  • Biological Specimen Banks*
  • Cell Culture Techniques*
  • Cell Line
  • Embryonic Stem Cells / cytology*
  • Humans
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells / cytology*