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Qkine officially opens new headquarters in Cambridge

On Friday 28th April 2023, Qkine officially opened our new headquarters in Cambridge.

We were pleased to welcome the Mayor of Cambridge and Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson for the ribbon cutting ceremony and other special guests.

The rest of the afternoon was spent celebrating this significant milestone with our staff and guests during a afternoon tea reception.

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FGF-8a and FGF-8b now available

We have launched FGF-8a and FGF-8b as part of our neural stem cell range. Manufactured in our Cambridge facility, these recombinant proteins are animal-free and highly bioactive.

FGF8a and b play a key role in the regulation of embryogenesis, cellular proliferation, differentiation, and migration. Order now.

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Have you heard about our new referral program?

We are offering our customers and their colleague/friends the chance to both receive a £25 Amazon Gift card when they are referred to Qkine.

To take part in our program and to find out all the terms and conditions, visit our referral program page below.


In this week’s #FridayRead, Mohamed et al. present the method to generate larger numbers of human Midbrain Organoids (hMOs), in a manner that decreases variability whilst maintaining the viability of these hMOs over time – addressing the reproducibility challenge of the stem cell field.


Always reconstitute TGF beta family proteins using a low pH (We use 10mM HCl) – these proteins will precipitate in a physiological buffer. The low pH will also aid the maintenance of the correct disulfide structure by minimizing disulfide bond exchange reactions. Learn more about handling and storing proteins with Qkine.

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Trusted by experts

“Our lab has been using FGF2 and activin A from Qkine in stem cell cultures for many months now. Our epiblast stem cells and trophoblast stem cells never looked better. Qkine has provided us with exceptional customer service and most importantly top-quality, affordable growth factors. We will be definitely using their products in the future.”
Prof Jan Zylicz, Novo Nordisk Foundation, University of Copenhagen

Recombinant human activin A PLUS, Qk005, and recombinant zebrafish Fgf2, Qk002,  feature in the recent publication:
Kinoshita, M. et al. Capture of Mouse and Human Stem Cells with Features of Formative Pluripotency. Cell Stem Cell (2020) doi:10.1016/j.stem.2020.11.005.

Austin Smith Lab, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute / University of Exeter
“We have used GDF15 from Qkine in cellular experiments and in vivo and it performs very well. Qkine staff are communicative and efficient and delivery times are excellent.”
Prof Stephen O’Rahilly, University of Cambridge, UK

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