Some of Madison’s most precious assets are deep-frozen in vials at University Research Park. The National Stem Cell Bank, the country’s only official repository of human embryonic stem cells, is housed at the WiCell Research Institute, a nonprofit organization affiliated with UW-Madison.
National Stem Cell Bank
National Stem Cell Bank announces addition of new cell lines
The National Stem Cell Bank has announced that it has received select human embryonic stem cell lines from Novocell, a leading stem cell engineering company based in San Diego. With the addition of the new lines, the National Stem Cell Bank will have on deposit 14 of the 21 cell lines listed on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) federal registry.