Stem Cell Characterization and Analysis Tools

Stem cell research requires cellular and molecular tools to confirm pluripotency or to help determine the utility of cells in downstream experiments. Whether analyzing proliferation, protein levels, gene expression, or epigenetic profiles, Life Technologies has the right instruments, products, and services for your research.

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New! TaqMan® hPSC Scorecard™ Panels

A new standard for PSC characterization, the hPSC Scorecard™ Panel is a qPCR assay that enables verification of pluripotency and determination of lineage bias for hESC and hiPSC lines

New! Stem Cell Services for characterization

Characterization services can be provided as a stand-alone service or added to any CellModel Services™ reprogramming, differentiation, or assay development project.

Cellular and Molecular Reagents and Instruments for Stem Cells

Labeling and detection tools—Life Technologies offers a diverse array of research products for studying stem cell structure, tracing and tracking stem cells, and analyzing proliferation, viability and function

Featured Products Featured Instruments
Qdot® nanocrystals EVOS® Cell imaging Systems
Alexa Fluor® secondary antibodies and streptavidin Countess® Automated Cell Counter
Alkaline Phosphatase Live Stain Tali® Image-Based Cytometer
Molecular Probes® cell health assays Attune® Acoustic Focusing Cytometer
Novex® Primary antibodies


Protein analysis—Life Technologies offers high quality, easy-to-use reagents and kits for quantifying proteins, along with colorimetric and fluorometric solution assays.

Featured Products Featured Instruments
Novex® antibodies for western detection Bolt™ protein separation and detection system
Novex® ELISA Kits Luminex® Instruments
Novex® multiplex assays  
Western blotting kits  


Sample preparation—Choose from a range of scalable and efficient nucleic acid and protein purification technologies, and perform gene expression analysis directly from limited or small numbers of stem cells without RNA purification with the TaqMan® PreAmp Cells-to-CT™ Kit.

Featured Products  
Taqman® PreAmp Cells-to-CT™ Kit  
Applied Biosystems® protein expression sample preparation kits  
Ambion® RNA extraction and purification kits  
Invitrogen® DNA purification kits  


Genomic analysis—Life Technologies offers trusted qRT-PCR and sequencing platforms for a wide variety of genomic analysis.

Featured Products
Featured Instruments
TaqMan® Gene Expression Assays StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System
TaqMan® miRNA Assays QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System
TaqMan® SNP Assays ViiA™ 7 Real-Time PCR System
TaqMan® CNV Assays Ion Personal Genome® (PGM™) Sequencer
AuthentiFiler™ PCR Amplification Kit Ion Proton® System
Ion Ampliseq™ Panels