"There is no question that the natural milieu for stem cells, whether in the embryo or in most organs, is hypoxic relative to room air. We have found, and recommend to our staff and users, that reprogramming, growth, proliferation, maintenance of pluripotence, and even ultimate differentiation of stem cells, occur best under low oxygen tension, a condition optimally created with the Biospherix culture systems. That equipment is standard in our Core and gives us an advantage over our competitors."
Evan Y. Snyder, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P
Professor, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Director, Center for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine
Director, Stem Cell Research Center