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Reprogrammed Stem Cell Line for Research: IISH4i-CBT4
WARF: P120130US02

Inventors: Igor Slukvin, Kejin Hu, James Thomson

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in developing a transgene-free iPSC line generated by reprogramming cord blood cells.
Reprogramming blood cells to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) provides a novel tool for studying hematopoietic development in vitro.
The Invention
UW–Madison researchers have developed a reprogrammed iPSC line called IISH4i-CBT4. Their method generates iPSCs free of transgene and vector sequences from human bone marrow and cord blood mononuclear cells using non-integrating episomal vectors.

Thiazovivin was added to improve reprogramming efficiency when creating this line.
  • Reprogrammed iPSCs for research
Key Benefits
  • Research-grade stem cells
Additional Information
For More Information About the Inventors
  • Hu K., Yu J., Suknuntha K., et al. 2011. Efficient Generation of Transgene-Free Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Normal and Neoplastic Bone Marrow and Cord Blood Mononuclear Cells. Blood. 117, e109–e119.
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