iPSC-derived Skeletal Muscle

Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are a powerful tool for studying skeletal muscle activity in vitro. Human iPS cells overcome many of the limitations of other popular models, such as immortalized cell lines, which can be plagued by reproducibility issues and lack of biological relevance. Although human iPS cells have many advantages over existing models, one drawback is that differentiation into the desired cell type is a time and labor-intensive process. To address this research bottleneck, Elixirgen Scientific provides a variety of products and services to make research more efficient. Our proprietary technology allows for rapid, reproducible differentiation of human iPSC-derived skeletal muscle cells without sacrificing purity. 

Advantages

  • Fast differentiation and maturation
  • Highly pure population
  • No genetic footprint

Applications

  • Basic research
  • Drug screening
  • Disease modeling

Quick-Muscle™ Skeletal Differentiation Kits & Medium

Our Quick-Muscle™ Skeletal differentiation kits allow researchers to quickly, easily, and efficiently differentiate their iPS cell line into skeletal muscle cells.

Cat No.Product NameDescription
SM-SeVQuick-Muscle™ Skeletal - SeV KitThis kit differentiates human pluripotent stem cells into skeletal muscle cells in 7 days using Sendai Virus.
SM-mRNAQuick-Muscle™ Skeletal - mRNA KitThis kit differentiates human pluripotent stem cells into skeletal muscle cells in 7 days using synthetic mRNA.
SM-MMQuick-Muscle™ Skeletal - Maintenance MediumThis medium maintains differentiated skeletal muscle cells for up to 2 weeks.

Characterization

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Rapid differentiation of iPSCs into skeletal muscle cells over the course of 6 days. iPSCs were differentiated using the Quick-Muscle™ Skeletal – mRNA kit.