Novel Bioreactor Platform for Scalable Cardiomyogenic Differentiation from Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Embryoid Bodies

  • Sasitorn Rungarunlert
  • Joao N. Ferreira
  • Andras Dinnyes
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1502)


Generation of cardiomyocytes from pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) is a common and valuable approach to produce large amount of cells for various applications, including assays and models for drug development, cell-based therapies, and tissue engineering. All these applications would benefit from a reliable bioreactor-based methodology to consistently generate homogenous PSC-derived embryoid bodies (EBs) at a large scale, which can further undergo cardiomyogenic differentiation. The goal of this chapter is to describe a scalable method to consistently generate large amount of homogeneous and synchronized EBs from PSCs. This method utilizes a slow-turning lateral vessel bioreactor to direct the EB formation and their subsequent cardiomyogenic lineage differentiation.


Bioreactor Cardiomyocyte Embryoid body Pluripotent stem cells Slow turning lateral vessel 



The research that supports these methodologies was funded by grants from the EU FP7 (“PartnErS” PIAP-GA-2008-218205; “AniStem,” PIAP-GA-2011286264; “EpiHealth,” HEALTH-2012-F2-278418; “EpiHealthNet,” PITN-GA-2012-317146, “STEMMAD,” PIAPP-GA-2012-324451) Research Center of Excellence 9878/2015/FEKUT project, the Mahidol University, the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), the Office of Higher Education Commission, Thailand (OHEC), and the Mahidol University (MRG 5680108).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sasitorn Rungarunlert
    • 1
  • Joao N. Ferreira
    • 2
  • Andras Dinnyes
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Preclinical and Applied Animal Science, Faculty of Veterinary ScienceMahidol UniversityNakhon PathomThailand
  2. 2.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of DentistryNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.BioTalentum Ltd.GödöllöHungary
  4. 4.Molecular Animal Biotechnology LaboratorySzent Istvan UniversityGödöllöHungary

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