Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility

Provision of human embryonic stem cells, human induced pluripotent stem cells, and associated reagents and services.

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School of Life Sciences

Medical Sciences Institute

University of Dundee

Dow Street

Dundee DD1 5EH

City Campus
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Available for external users

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your project with us


Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) have the ability to differentiate into every cell type in the human body. They provide a powerful tool for life scientists and medical researchers in diverse fields such as cell and developmental biology, drug discovery, and regenerative medicine. The facility helps researchers to integrate the use of hESCs and hiPSCs into their work and provides training / reagents to staff and students using them.  

Reagents and services provided includes: 

  • hESC cell lines 
  • hiPSC cell lines 
  • Human pluripotent stem cell culture medium and extracellular matrix 
  • Transfection, stable cell lines, and genome editing (siRNA and mRNA transfection, piggyback transposons, CRISPR/Cas9 editing using RNP complexes).  
  • Production of hiPSC lines using mRNA reprogramming 

Supporting your research

If you are internal to the University, you can find out more details, including booking information and pricing, on our internal SharePoint site.

If you are an external client and you’d like to find out more about how we can support your research, please get in touch to discuss your project further.

All work with external clients is undertaken in accordance with our standard Terms & Conditions 


Dr Lindsay Davidson

Facility Manager