In Vitro Culture of Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Serum Free Medium and Their Monitoring by Flow Cytometry

  • Marc Cloutier
  • Christine Jobin
  • Carl Simard
  • Sonia Néron
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1516)


Hematopoietic stem cells can be isolated from human blood cells trapped in leukoreduction systems. The leukoreduction systems filters or chambers are usually discarded from routine blood or platelet donations in blood banks around the world. These CD34+ cells are a good source of normal stem cells and can be used as models to characterize the blood stem cells before and after culture in vitro. This chapter contains detailed methodologies for the isolation of stem cells from peripheral blood, the culture of these cells in a medium exempt of animal proteins and for the flow cytometry analysis of the resulting cell population for the characterization of their differentiation


Adult CD34+ cells Hematopoietic progenitors Stem cell expansion Animal protein free medium Flow cytometry Multiparametric methods SPADE 



C.J. owned a BMP-Innovation-Research Scholarship in a practice environment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Cloutier
    • 1
  • Christine Jobin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carl Simard
    • 1
  • Sonia Néron
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Recherche et DéveloppementHéma-QuébecQuébecCanada
  2. 2.Faculté des sciences et de génie, Biochimie, Microbiologie et Bio-informatiqueUniversité LavalQuébecCanada

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