Dental pulp stem cells

Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) are tissue-specific adult stem cells that share properties of mesenchymal stem cells. They have proliferative capacity and can undergo directed differentiation to multiple cell lineages including odontoblasts, osteoblasts, chondrocytes and adipocytes. Dental pulp stem cells are thought to arise from neural crest cells and they can be directed to differentiate to neurons and Schwann-like cells.

Axol Dental Pulp Stem Cells are derived from a healthy female donor and are cryopreserved at passage 2. The DPSCs are >90% positive for the markers CD29, CD44, CD90, CD105 and are <10% positive for the markers CD34 and CD45. The cells are proliferative and can be passaged up to 3 times further in Axol Dental Pulp Stem Cell Culture Medium. The dental pulp stem cells have been validated for lineage-specific differentiation using Axol osteogenesis, chondrogenesis or adipogenesis differentiation media.


Axol human dental pulp stem cells are cryopreserved at passage 2 following initial expansion and quality control checks including cell marker expression by flow cytometry. Our tailored culture medium promotes optimal recovery and proliferation of the dental pulp stem cells and can maintain the stem cells for up to 3 further passages. We recommend using Unlock passaging reagent for gentle dissociation and increased viability of the cells. Click on the product page for further details and to view the Protocol.

Axol human dental pulp stem cells have been validated for osteogenic, chondrogenic and adipogenic differentiation using our MSC differentiation media. The differentiation media are xeno-free and fully defined and are compatible with a range of tissue-specific mesenchymal stem cells including dental pulp stem cells.

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