By guest blogger Daniel Schroen, Primary Cells specialist and VP of Cell Applications, Inc.
Introduction to Culturing Primary Cells
Because they are derived directly from living tissue, primary cells maintain physiological relevance and thus find increasing use in life science research and pharmaceutical drug discovery. Compared to immortalized cell lines, however, primary cells can be finicky and present challenges during culture unless proper care is taken. Following the steps outlined below, will help you achieve optimal results with primary cells.