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Services and Prices
Contact the RMI iPSC Core for a quote on any of these services.
Custom iPSC Generation Package
Includes generation of clonal iPSC lines for a patient sample provided by customer and complete1 or essential2 pluripotency characterization services. Please contact us for prices and IRB clearance if an iPSC line needs to be derived from fresh skin biopsy or a peripheral blood draw. For the packages with essential characterization suite, characterization data is provided 4 weeks after delivery of the iPSC lines.
|Source||Package||Characterization Suite||Price (Academic)|
|Fibroblasts||3 clones at p12-p15||Complete||$12,000|
|2 clones at p12-p15||Complete||$10,000|
|1 clone at p12-p15||Complete||$8,000|
|3 clones at p5||Essential||$6,250|
|2 clones at p5||Essential||$5,250|
|1 clone at p5||Essential||$4,250|
|LCLs or peripheral blood||3 clones at p12-p15||Complete||$12,500|
|2 clones at p12-p15||Complete||$10,500|
|1 clone at p12-p15||Complete||$8,500|
|3 clones at p5||Essential||$6,750|
|2 clones at p5||Essential||$5,750|
|1 clone at p5||Essential||$4,750|
See table below for a description of the complete1 and essential2 characterization suites.
Source tissues can include: fibroblast (skin), MSCs, adipose cells, various and stromal epithelial cell types, lymphoblastoid cells lines (LCLs or EBV B-cells) and fresh whole blood. The fresh blood must be collected in CPT tubes and centrifuged according to manufacture's directions. All reprogramming is preformed using non-integrating techniques in defined media (serum and KSR-free) and feeder-free conditions (no MEFs). Cost for each patient line includes the expansion and banking of 3 throughly characterized clonal lines under feeder-free conditions. Each of the cell lines will be accompanied by a rigorous Certificate of Analysis (COA) to ensure pluripotency, normal karyotype, embryoid body formation and a variety of services related to the characterization of the pluripotent state (see below).
Prices listed above reflect academic pricing only. Please contact the iPSC Core for information on industry pricing.
Pluripotent Stem Cell (PSC) Quality Control and Characterization Services
The RMI iPSC Core offers a variety of assays to ensure the quality and pluripotency of PSC lines. PSC characterization is included in the custom iPSC generation service, or separately as needed.
|Service||Requirements||Price/ iPSC Line (1 clone)||Price/ iPSC Line (3 clones)|
|Mycoplasma Testing1, 2||Please provide the Core with at least 1ml of 2 day old conditioned media. The Core regularly performs mycoplasma testing once a month. Contact the Core for the next available mycoplasma testing date.||$17.00||$50.00|
|Alkaline Phosphatase (AP) Staining1, 2||Please provide the Core with 1 well of 50-60% confluent cells.||$40.00||$110.00|
|Immunocytochemistry (ICC) staining images1, 2|
SSEA4 + OCT4
TRA-1-60 + NANOG
TRA-1-81 + SOX2
|Please proved the Core with 1 well of good quality cells that are at least 50-60% confluent.||$80.00||$225.00|
|OCT 3/4 + NANOG (or SSEA4) Imaging/Flow Cytometry1||6 samples, minimum, are required for running this assay. Price may be split between multiple investigators and Core can help coordinate. Please provide the Core with 1 confluent well of each sample.||$120.00||$330.00|
|G-Band Karyotype1, 2||Please provide the Core with 2- 80% confluent wells.||$450.00||$1250.00|
|PluriTest Assay1*||Please provide the Core with 1-2- 80% confluent wells.||$320.00||$900.00|
| RT-qPCR for endogenous/exogenous|
pluripotency gene expression1
|Please provide the Core with 1-2 wells of good quality cells that are at least 80% confluent.||$100.00||$280.00|
| Embryoid Body (EB) formation,|
RT-PCR gene expression for 3 lineages1
|Please provide the Core with a 70-80% confluent 6-well plate of cells.||$340.00||$950.00|
|Teratoma formation||Price per clone. Contact the Core for more information regarding teratoma formation.||$2500.00||$6500.00|
|hPSC Scorecard Assay1*||Price is per clone. Please provide the Core with a 70-80% confluent 6-well plate of cells. We will generate EBs and also test parent iPSCs. This assay is done in pair of iPSCs + EBs generated from the iPSCs for 10-18 days. Price reflected is for the pair.||$600.00||$1500.00|
|EBNA1 gDNA PCR1||Confirm lack of exogenous plasmid presence. Price is per clone.||$200.00||$550.00|
|Southern Blot Analysis||Confirm lack of plasmid integration.||$300.00||$850.00|
Services listed in BOLD are not included on the standard iPSC Generation Package. These services can be requested at an additional charge using the rates described above.
*Only one of either PluriTest or hPSC Scorecard Assay is performed as part of complete characterization suite. Both assays can be performed at additional charge.
Bio-Banking and PSC Thawing
As part of the custom iPSC generation service, the core will expand and bank 3 fully characterized iPSC clones per cell line. This service is also available to iPSC and ESC lines generated outside of Cedars-Sinai.
|Cell Line Cryopreservation||Guaranteed cryopreservation of high quality, mycoplasma negative cells (6 vials total-feeder free).||Please provide the Core with 1 well of starter cells.||$150.00|
|PSC Thaw||The Core will thaw 1 vial of PSCs into 1 Matrigel coated well of a 6-well plate and maintain cells for 1 week.||Please provide the Core with 1 vial of cryopreserved cells.||$50.00|
|PSC Thaw and Expansion||The Core will thaw 1 vial of PSCs into 1 Matrigel coated well of a 6-well plate and expand cells into a full 6-well plate over the course of 2 weeks.||Please provide the Core with 1 vial of cryopreserved cells.||$150.00|
|PSC Research Grade Bio-Bank||The Core will generate a research grade bank of multiple cryopreserved vials of PSCs.||Karyotype will be performed prior to initiating banking and at the time of creating a research grade lot.||Contact Us|
Imaging Services - Image Express Micro, Molecular Devices
|Image Express Micro||Independent acquisition and analysis.||User must be trained.||$75.00/hr|
|Image Express Micro||Staff assisted acquisition and analysis.||User must be trained.||$120.00/hr|
|hiPSCs or hESCs||Cryovial||Frozen||$650.00|
|hiPSCs or hESCs*||6-well plate||Live Culture||$120.00 ($20.00/well) + $650.00 (cost of vial) = $770.00|
|Reporter cell lines (iPSCs or ESCs) Nuclear GFP in AAVS1 safe harbor locus||6-well plate||Live Culture||$120.00|
|Reporter cell lines (iPSCs or ESCs) Nuclear GFP in AAVS1 safe harbor locus||Cryovial||Frozen||$700.00|
PSC qualified and mitomycin-C treated
|MEF vial suitable for 3 plates||Cryovial - 5x10^6 cells||Frozen||$70.00|
|MEF vial suitable for 6 plates||Cryovial - 10x10^6 cells||Frozen||$130.00|
|Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts (MEF)||6-well plate||Live culture||$30.00|
|Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts (MEF)||T75 flask||Live culture||$35.00|
*Shipping and Tax will be additional
Custom Mouse Embryonic Fibroblast (MEF) Generation
Contact the Core for custom generation of P1 and P2 non-mitomycin treated MEFs.
The iPSC Core trains graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians in stem cell biology techniques. To schedule a training appointment, please contact the iPSC Core.