The Scientist recently highlighted Dr. Burridge and his lab for publishing the breakthrough, DIY recipe for human induced pluripotent stem cell maintenance, which they estimate costs a fraction of commercial media prices. This research is the foundation for the B8 media made available by Defined Bioscience.
Stem cell biologists rarely get weekends off. Seven days a week, their labs need someone to change the media keeping induced pluripotent stem cells alive. For many groups that use iPSCs, weekend lab visits—and expensive culture media—are considered inescapable facts of research...READ THE REST HERE.