Category: Human iPS/ES cell differentiation reagent
Tissue Type: Skeletal Muscle
Scale: 4 wells of 24-well plate


The Quick-Muscle™ Skeletal – mRNA Kit facilitates rapid and efficient differentiation of human iPS or ES cells into skeletal muscle cells in just 7 days. Our proprietary transcription factor-based stem cell differentiation method uses synthetic mRNAs to produce a highly pure population of skeletal muscle cells without a genetic footprint. Quick-Muscle™ Skeletal differentiated cell cultures display typical skeletal muscle morphology and markers, such as myosin heavy chain (MHC).


  • Rapid production: Stop waiting weeks. Quick-Muscle™ Skeletal produces skeletal muscle in within a week.
  • Flexible choice: Complete kit includes all the necessary reagents such as media and well coating.
  • No footprint: Other methods leave behind molecular and genetic traces — Quick-Muscle™ Skeletal doesn’t.
  • Easy process: No more complex steps! Quick-Muscle™ Skeletal has a simple and easy-to-understand protocol.

Protocol Outline


ipsc skeletal muscle
From Day 7, users may maintain differentiated skeletal muscle cells in the maintenance medium best suited for their needs, though we recommend Quick-Muscle™ Skeletal – Maintenance Medium.


Scale 4 wells of a 24-well plate
Shipping Conditions Dry ice
Storage Conditions -80°C (some components can be stored at -20°C. See User Guides for more information).

User Guides


Product Citations

Yanlin Wang, Lei Hao, Hongcai Wang, Katherine Santostefano, Arjun Thapa, John Cleary, Hui Li, Xiuming Guo, Naohiro Terada, Tetsuo Ashizawa, and Guangbin Xia “Therapeutic Genome Editing for Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 Using CRISPR/Cas9” Molecular Therapy 2018. 26: 2617-2630; doi: 10.1016/j.ymthe.2018.09.003


Tomohiko Akiyama, Shunichi Wakabayashi, Atsumi Soma, Saeko Sato, Yuhki Nakatake, Mayumi Oda, Miyako Murakami, Miki Sakota, Nana Chikazawa-Nohtomi, Shigeru B. H. Ko, Minoru S. H. Ko. “Transient ectopic expression of the histone demethylase JMJD3 accelerates the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells.” Development 2016. 143: 3674-3685; doi: 10.1242/dev.139360
Akiyama T, Sato S, Chikazawa-Nohtomi N, Soma A, Kimura H, Wakabayashi S, Ko SBH, Ko MSH (2018). “Efficient differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells into skeletal muscle cells by combining RNA-based MYOD1-expression and POU5F1-silencing.” Sci Rep. 2018 8(1):1189.


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