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Human Chondrocytes (HCH)

500,000 cryopreserved cells

biological source

human articular cartilage (knee and hip joints)


pkg of 500,000 cells




cell culture | mammalian: suitable

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


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Cell Line Origin



Primary Human Chondrocytes (HCH) are isolated from normal human articular cartilage from the knee and hip joints (lot specific source information is available on request) and are provided in a cryopreserved format. HCH are routinely tested for their capacity to differentiate in 3D spheroids.The articular cartilage covers the joints between bones and contains no blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, or nerve fibers. It is composed of only one specialized cell type, the chondrocytes, which produce and maintain the extracellular matrix of cartilage, i.e. collagen (mostly type II) and proteoglycans (primarily aggrecan).


Rigid quality control tests are performed for each lot of Human Chondrocytes. They are tested for cell morphology, adherence rate, and cell viability. Furthermore, each lot is routinely tested for the capacity to differentiate in 3D spheroids. Growth performance is tested through multiple passages up to 10 population doublings (PD) under culture conditions without antibiotics and antimycotics. In addition, all cells have been tested for the absence of HIV-1, HIV-2, HBV and HCV, and microbial contaminants (fungi, bacteria, and mycoplasma).


Although tested negative for HIV-1, HIV-2, HBV, HCV, HTLV-1 and HTLV-2, the cells – like all products of human origin – should be handled as potentially infectious. No test procedure can completely guarantee the absence of infectious agents.

Subculture Routine

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Other Notes

Recommended Plating Density: 10000 - 20000 cells per cm2Passage After Thawing: P2Tested Markers: Differentiation testedGuaranteed population doublings: >10

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin


Primary Human Chondrocytes and Chondrocyte Growth Media

Primary human chondrocyte cells and optimized growth media for the in vitro cultivation of chondrocytes. Protocols for handling, cell passaging, media, and product use.

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