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10 01, 2022

pep talk January 2022

By |2022-01-10T14:07:33+00:00January 10th, 2022|news, resources, stem cells|Comments Off on pep talk January 2022

Happy New Year! It’s five years since Marko and I founded Qkine, the time has flown. Highlights have been the wonderful feedback we’ve had from customers and launching innovative products such as the first true animal-free TGFβ1, tag-free thermostable FGF2-G3, and demonstrating the efficacy of HGF NK1 in hepatocyte differentiation.

10 01, 2022

the 5th anniversary of Qkine

By |2022-01-10T09:30:43+00:00January 10th, 2022|cellular agriculture, news, protein science, resources, stem cells|Comments Off on the 5th anniversary of Qkine

There has been an impressive drive towards innovation in stem cell protocols this year. As 2021 comes to a close, we reflect on the highlights for stem cell science over the year. It was great to see new culture media, such as B8 and “Beefy-9”, published, developments in cultivated meat science hit the news and iPSC-based therapies edge closer to the clinic. Reproducibility remains the underlying theme, and indeed requirement, for maximising the impact of these wonderful developments and at Qkine we’ll continue to do everything we can to help in 2022.

3 12, 2021

pep talk December 2021

By |2021-12-03T17:07:50+00:00December 3rd, 2021|news, resources, stem cells|Comments Off on pep talk December 2021

There has been an impressive drive towards innovation in stem cell protocols this year. As 2021 comes to a close, we reflect on the highlights for stem cell science over the year. It was great to see new culture media, such as B8 and “Beefy-9”, published, developments in cultivated meat science hit the news and iPSC-based therapies edge closer to the clinic. Reproducibility remains the underlying theme, and indeed requirement, for maximising the impact of these wonderful developments and at Qkine we’ll continue to do everything we can to help in 2022.

8 10, 2021

Qkine appoints Japanese distribution partner MBL to extend global availability of its innovative stem cell and organoid culture reagents

By |2021-10-08T12:15:37+00:00October 8th, 2021|animal-free, news, organoid news|Comments Off on Qkine appoints Japanese distribution partner MBL to extend global availability of its innovative stem cell and organoid culture reagents

Qkine has concluded a sales distribution agreement with Japanese company, MBL Medical & Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd. MBL have extensive knowledge and presence within the Japanese regenerative medicine and iPSC sector, an important market for Qkine's high purity, animal-free optimised growth factor and cytokine proteins. The two companies share a focus on product quality and the emerging areas of organoid and organ-on-chip technologies for basic research, personalised medicine and drug discovery. This distributor agreement between Qkine and MBL will facilitate access to Qkine's entire range of premium quality, animal-free and novel optimised growth factor proteins across Japan.

1 10, 2021

pep talk October 2021

By |2022-01-10T09:27:30+00:00October 1st, 2021|news, resources, stem cells|Comments Off on pep talk October 2021

October update celebrating the launch of hyperstable FGF2-G3 for media optimisation, new media recipe quick reference resources for organoid researchers and the launch of animal-free OSM, which completes the hepatocyte differentiation growth factor set. Not forgetting us becoming an ISO9001: 2015 certified manufacturer!

20 09, 2021

Revenge of the Organoids – Super Scientist saves the day

By |2021-09-20T20:15:43+00:00September 20th, 2021|#qkinetechtip, organoid news, protein engineering, resources|Comments Off on Revenge of the Organoids – Super Scientist saves the day

Can Super Scientist give you your organoid mojo back? Are your growth factors the reason your experiments fail? Can you use engineered or niche-specific growth factors to improve your organoid culture? Super Scientist flies in with easy fixes and questions to ask yourself - do you need to ditch the conditioned media, play around with growth factor combinations, switch noggin and gremlin, or be bold and explore new engineered proteins.

10 09, 2021

Qkine earns ISO9001: 2015 certification for protein R&D and manufacture facilities in Cambridge, UK

By |2021-09-10T18:53:50+00:00September 10th, 2021|awards, cellular agriculture, news, press release, quality|Comments Off on Qkine earns ISO9001: 2015 certification for protein R&D and manufacture facilities in Cambridge, UK

Qkine certified ISO9001: 2015 for its quality management system encompassing R&D, manufacturing, and operations in Cambridge, UK. Qkine supplies growth factors and cytokines to the fast-moving stem cell, organoid and emerging cultured meat sectors. Exceptional product quality and scientific support are crucial to customer's business processes and experimental outcomes.

26 07, 2021

Qkine and Enantis sign licensing deal for hyperstable FGF2-STAB®

By |2021-07-26T08:14:57+00:00July 26th, 2021|animal-free, cellular agriculture, news, press release, protein engineering, protein science, stem cells|Comments Off on Qkine and Enantis sign licensing deal for hyperstable FGF2-STAB®

Qkine and Enantis have concluded a global licensing deal for Enantis’s patented FGF2-STAB® technology. FGF2-STAB® is a hyperstable form of FGF-2 (bFGF), a core reagent for stem cell culture. FGF2-STAB (FGF2-G3) does not degrade in culture media for enhanced weekend-free stem cell culture media and advanced chemically defined systems, such as those needed in the cultured meat industry.

12 07, 2021

mouse LIF protein vs ESGRO?

By |2021-07-13T09:31:20+00:00July 12th, 2021|#qkinetechtip, protein science, quality, resources, stem cells|Comments Off on mouse LIF protein vs ESGRO?

There is no fundamental difference between ESGRO and recombinant mouse leukaemia inhibitor factor (mLIF) protein. Both can be used for the successful maintenance of mouse embryonic stem cell (ESC) pluripotency. 10E7 units of ESGRO is equivalent to 100 µg of pure protein. Thank you to Susanne van den Brink (postdoc in Anna Bigas lab, IMIM, Barcelona) and David Turner (University of Liverpool) for sharing their resuspension protocol to prepare ESLIF media.

10 06, 2021

pep talk June 2021

By |2021-07-12T21:27:26+00:00June 10th, 2021|news, resources, stem cells|Comments Off on pep talk June 2021

June update with featured publication from Austin Smith lab, Kinoshita et al - capture of mouse and human stem cells with features of formative pluripotency; introduction to our "class of 2021" new products we've made this year; explaining pioneering proteins that bring innovative growth factors to stem cell researchers and free reconstitution solution to make lab life easy

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