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Protocol Adipocyte Differentiation for Umbilical Cord Derived MSCs

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Adipocyte Differentiation for Umbilical Cord Derived MSCs

Catalog No. Product Name Product quantity Short-term Storage Long-term Storage Thawing Instructions
ax9003 MSCs (Umbilical Cord 500,000 Liquid Nitrogen Liquid Nitrogen See Protocol
Derived) cells/vial
ax9005 MSC Expansion Medium 500 mL 4°C for 1 -20°C for 6 Thaw at 4°C or
for Adipose Tissue month months RT
Derived & Umbilical Cord
Derived MSCs
ax9019 MSC Adipogenesis 100 mL Store at 4°C N/A N/A
Medium for Bone Marrow for up to 6
Derived and Umbilical weeks
Cord Derived MSCs
Aliquot and
ax0049 Fibronectin Coating Solution 1 mL store at -80for up to 3 oC Thaw at 4 C o Once diluted, use
months immediately


  • Recommended culture vessel coating: Fibronectin
  • Recommended cell culture medium: Axol MSC Expansion Medium followed by Axol MSC Adipogenesis Medium (see Table)
  • Seeding density for Adipogenesis: 40,000-60,000 viable cells/cm2
  • Recommended centrifugation speed: 200 x g for 5 min


  • Coat the required number of 6-well plates with Fibronectin Coating Solution.
  • Dilute the stock Fibronectin Coating Solution 1:50 in sterile water to make 1x working solution e.g. 100 μL in 5 mL.
  • On the day prior to thawing the cells, coat the surface of your culture vessel with the Fibronectin 1x working solution. We recommend coating at a volume of 200 μL per cm2 however, please optimize for your experiments.
  • Incubate the culture vessel overnight at 37°C in a humidified incubator.
  • Remove the coating solution prior to seeding the cells.

Coating the culture vessels with Fibronectin will prevent the cells from detaching during differentiation


  • Expand the MSCs (Umbilical Cord Derived) in MSC Expansion Medium for Adipose
  • Tissue Derived & Umbilical Cord Derived MSCs until the cells are actively proliferating.
  • Passage when the culture reaches: 70-90% confluent
  • Recommended passaging reagent: Trypsin-EDTA
  • Neutralize the trypsin with pre-warmed cell culture medium and centrifuge the cells at 200x g for 5 min.
  • Remove the supernatant and resuspend in 1-2 mL of pre-warmed cell culture medium.
  • Perform a cell count to determine the number of viable cells.
  • Seed cells into the 6-well plate (coated with Fibronectin) at the recommended seeding density (40,000-60,000 viable cells/cm2 ) in  pre-warmed MSC Expansion Medium (2 mL per well for a 6-well plate).
  • Incubate the cells at 37°C, 5% CO2 in a humidified incubator.

Usage Statement:

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