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National Core Facility for human pluripotent stem cell production and characterization

We provide services associated with production, characterization and differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells, including production of induced pluripotent stem cells from patients for studies of disease mechanisms.

Photo of laboratory work, cell culture

Photo: Gunnar Lothe/UiO


The Core Facility for Human Pluripotent Stem Cells offers services to researchers throughout Norway related to research on human ES and iPS cells. We have already-established human ES cell lines and a large bank of human iPS cell lines established through ongoing REK-approved projects. We provide reprogramming services to researchers who want to establish and characterize new iPS cell lines from patients and healthy donors, for example for in vitro disease modeling. 

Among other services, we offer:

  • reprogramming of iPS cells from skin biopsies
  • characterization of hES and hiPS cells including flow cytometric and immunocytochemical analyses
  • training and assistance in cultivation of hES and hiPS cells
  • strategic planning of reprogramming experiments and in vitro disease modeling
  • mycoplasma testing
  • use of laboratory space including a BS2-classified virus laboratory
  • a fully contained variable oxygen cell cultivation unit
  • differentiation of selected cell types from hES and hiPS cells
  • use of diverse equipment units


We are part of the Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research. The National Core Facility is located on the first floor of Domus Medica, The National Hospital, Gaustad.

More information

For more information, visit our core facility web page at the Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research.

Published Feb. 9, 2016 11:26 AM - Last modified Mar. 15, 2021 11:51 AM