Stem Cell Core Distribution

Welcome to the HSCI Stem Cell Line Request Application

The iPS Core serves as a repository for iPS and hES cells produced by HSCI scientists.  While initially the HSCI Stem Cell Core will distribute the available iPS and hES lines to all geographies, as our distribution partners start to make lines available through other channels the Core will focus on supplying such lines only to the HSCI community. 

Get Started

Procedure for obtaining stem cells:

  1. Place Request

    You will need to create an account so that we can communicate with you throughout the ordering process.  PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to recover lost passwords at this time; be sure to write down your user name and password when you create your account. 

    To find the hES or iPS line(s) you would like to request, browse the catalogue and add the lines you would like to purchase to your cart.  Pricing information can be found by clicking the Fees link in the menu to the left..  To complete your order, click the Place Request link at the bottom of the page.  When we receive your order, you will receive an  email from the Office of Technology Development with MTA instructions.

  2. Submit ESCRO Approval & Sign MTA

    Before we can send you your cell lines, you and your institution will need to sign a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) and for hES lines you will also need to provide us with documentation of approval from your institution’s Stem Cell Research Committee (or equivalent ethical review committee), or documentation that no such approval is required at your institution. 

  3. Confirm Request & Shipping Info

    Once your ESCRO documentation has been received and approved, your MTA(s) have been fully executed, and your payment has been received, you will need to login here to confirm your shipping address and FedEx account number.  You cells will not be shipped until this information is complete.

  4. Receive Stem Cells

    Once you have confirmed your shipping information, we will ship your cells. When your cells have been shipped, you will receive an email confirming your shipment.  You can also track your shipment by logging into this website.