Human Embryonic Stem Cell (hESC) Lines

  • CIRM's list of acceptably derived lines: Research institutions have certified these lines are derived in accordance with CIRM regulations. All listed line are eligible for use in CIRM-funded research.
  • Lines previously approved by NIH prior to March 2009: All listed lines are eligible for use in CIRM-funded research.
  • NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry:  All listed line are eligible for use in CIRM-funded research.
  • UK Stem Cell Bank:  All listed lines are eligible for use in CIRM-funded research.
  • BioTime Lines: CIRM has previously entered into a letter of agreement with Biotime to provide research grade human embryonic stem cell lines to California researchers. This MTA has expired.  Please contact Biotime to negotiate a similar agreement. Biotimes cell lines ESI-014, ESI-017, ES1-035, ES1- 051 & ES1- 053 are listed on the NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry and therefore eligible for use in CIRM-funded research. The complete genome sequence files for those lines is available on the BioTime homepage.

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