Cell Biology Laboratory

The Cell Biology Laboratory (LBC) provides animal cell and tissue culture services. Having vast experience in the culture of several cell types, we have specialized in the isolation, proliferation and differentiation of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs).We have expertise in the culture of MSCs obtained from distinct human tissues, such as the umbilical cord, bone marrow or adipose tissue. By the end of 2015, the laboratory obtained ISO 9001 certification for Cell and tissue culture.

What we provide:
- Isolation of MSCs from umbilical cord tissue (fresh or cryopreserved)*

- Isolation of MSCs from pre-digested umbilical cord tissue*

- Expansion, tri-lineage differentiation (adipo-, chondro- and osteogenesis) and colorimetric staining of MSCs obtained from the following sample types*:

   •        Fresh or cryopreserved umbilical cord

   •        MSCs (in culture or cryopreserved) previously isolated from bone marrow, adipose tissue or umbilical cord

*Samples must be provided by the client. All legal issues related to the collection and use of human tissues are within the client’s responsibility.


We are open to the possibility of developing other methods of interest that might not be listed here.


The Cell Biology Laboratory (LBC) is NP EN ISO 9001:2015 certified (registry number PT-2011/CEP.3971, by APCER) for 'Cell and tissue culture'.

Animal cell culture
Isolation of MSCs
Expansion of MSCs
Differentiation of MSCs

Contact - cellculture@cnc.uc.pt

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