Primary Mouse & Rat Cortical Stem Cells

For cortical stem cell expansion and differentiation into neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes.

Product Summary

Neural stem cells expanded ex vivo serve as excellent tools for researchers studying neural development and neurological disorders. Every lot of R&D Systems Mouse and Rat Cortical Stem Cells is tested for a high level of Nestin expression and the capacity for multi-lineage differentiation (astrocytes, neurons, and oligodendrocytes).

Our rigorous testing procedures ensure the highest level of quality and lot to lot consistency, which reduce unwanted experimental variability. Depending on your research needs, our Mouse and Rat Cortical Stem Cells can be optimally expanded as monolayers or neurospheres. In addition, all mouse and rat cortical stem cell lots tested negative for mycoplasma using the MycoProbe™ Mycoplasma Detection Kit (Catalog # CUL001B). The cells also tested negative for microbial contamination.


  • High Nestin expression
  • Multi-lineage differentiation
  • Tested for quality and consistency
  • Ready to use

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Primary Mouse Cortical Stem Cells

Isolated from E14.5 CD-1 mice.

Primary Rat Cortical Stem Cells

Isolated from E14.5 Sprague-Dawley rats.