New cell models now cover a wide range of diseases

PromoCell, a manufacturer of human primary cells and cell culture products, now offers cell disease models covering a wide range of diseases including diabetes (type 1 and 2), respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, as well as cardiomyopathy. Relevant models enable experiments under physiological conditions and are key to developing new therapies for chronic diseases. With its greater range of cell disease models, PromoCell underlines its role as a dedicated supporter of scientific research and innovation.

“PromoCell now offers a large selection of donor cells with known disease status that are suitable for drug discovery and research applications,” says Daniel Spatz (PromoCell CBO). These disease cell types can be cultured using PromoCell’s matching growth media to ensure optimal growth performance. “Our diseased cells feature the same specifications and undergo the same rigid quality control tests as their healthy counterparts from our human primary cell portfolio,” adds Dr Irma Boercsoek (PromoCell COO). The tests include cell factors marker characterisation, growth performance and morphology.

A cell disease model is an in vitro culture of cells isolated from a tissue donor with a known disease condition. By studying cell disease models, researchers gain insights into how diseases develop and this also enables them to look for new molecular targets for specific therapies. In addition, cell disease models can be used for testing potential treatment approaches. With its comprehensive portfolio of products and services for human cell culture, PromoCell supports scientists worldwide in advancing research and developing safer drugs.