Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Spring Savings

We're starting the Spring season by broadening our 'buy one get one free' promotion.

Yes, we know, it was already so good wasn't it! But now you can purchase any product from our website - a choice of over 200,000 products to qualify for a free product from the table below. The offer is first come first served, so you’ll need to be fast!

There's a limited number of each free of charge product, so it's best to check availability beforehand. Just call us on 01280 827460 and we'll let you know. Remember to include the free of charge product on your order. Put a zero cost next to it and we'll know you're not to be charged.

Here's some quick links to the product ranges on our website, but remember, any product purchased entitles you to a free product from the table below.

Cell Culture, Flow Cytometry, ELISA Kits, Antibodies, Molecular Biology plus many more areas to choose from.

Please contact us if you require a specific cell type, media, or human and animal tissue and we will do the sourcing for you.

Choose your free of charge product from the table below and we'll send it out with your order:

Product code
Early Passage Human Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells (HCASMC), cryopreserved
5x10^5 cells/vial
Early Passage Neonatal Fibroblasts
5x10^5 cells/vial
Human Umbilical Artery Endothelial Cells (HUAEC)
5x10^5 cells/vial
Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVEC) - Single Donor, Cryopreserved
5x10^5 cells/vial
Human Synoviocytes
5x10^5 cells/vial
Human Epidermal Melanocytes (HEM) - Neonatal, Cryopreserved
5x10^5 cells/vial
Human Dermal Fibroblasts (HDF) - neonatal, cryopreserved
5x10^5 cells/vial
Human Dermal Microvascular Endothelial Cells (HDMEC)
5x10^5 cells/vial
C5BL/6 Mouse Lung Fibroblast
2x10^6 cells/vial
Early Passage Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVEC) – pooled donor, cryopreserved
5x10^5 cells/vial
Human Dermal Fibroblasts-neonate (HDF-n)
5x10^5 cells/vial
Human Brain Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells (HBVSMC)
5x10^5 cells/vial
Recombinant Fibroblast Growth Factor 2, Basic (FGF2), Homo sapiens (Human)
Recombinant Interleukin 12A (IL12A), Homo sapiens (Human)
Recombinant Colony Stimulating Factor 2, Granulocyte Macrophage (GMCSF), Homo sapiens (Human)
Polyclonal Antibody to Signal Transducer And Activator Of Transcription 3 (STAT3), Homo sapiens (Human)
Recombinant Stem Cell Factor (SCF), Mus musculus (Mouse)
Recombinant Stem Cell Factor (SCF), Rattus norvegicus (Rat)
Polyclonal Antibody to Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor Gamma (PPARg), Mus musculus (Mouse)
Polyclonal Antibody to Signal Transducer And Activator Of Transcription 3 (STAT3), Mus musculus (Mouse)
Polyclonal Antibody to Signal Transducer And Activator Of Transcription 3 (STAT3), Rattus norvegicus (Rat)
Polyclonal Antibody to Colony Stimulating Factor 2, Granulocyte Macrophage (GMCSF)
Polyclonal Antibody to Stem Cell Factor (SCF)
Polyclonal Antibody to Fibroblast Growth Factor 2, Basic (FGF2)
Polyclonal Antibody to Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNFa)
Polyclonal Antibody to Interleukin 1 Beta (IL1b)
Polyclonal Antibody to Matrix Metalloproteinase 1 (MMP1)
Polyclonal Antibody to Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF)
Polyclonal Antibody to Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor C (VEGFC)
Polyclonal Antibody to Interleukin 6 (IL6)
Polyclonal Antibody to Interleukin 2 (IL2)
Polyclonal Antibody to Interferon Gamma (IFNg)
Monoclonal Antibody to Interferon Gamma (IFNg)
Polyclonal Antibody to Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 (TGFb1)
Antibody to Annexin A5 (ANXA5)
Antibody to Troponin I Type 3, Cardiac (TNNI3)
Antibody to Calreticulin (CRT)
Polyclonal Antibody to Collagen Type III Alpha 1 (COL3a1)
Mouse Anti-Human CD19 CE FITC
100 tests
Mouse Anti-Human CD45 TC
50 tests
Mouse Anti-Human Lysozyme FITC
50 tests
CD138 - R-PE
100 tests
BP230 ELISA Kit (CE Mark)
48 wells
Anti-TypeVII collagen ELISA Kit (CE Mark)
48 wells

Please visit for further information.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Welcome to DV Biologics – distributed in the UK and Ireland by Caltag Medsystems

DV Biologics offers a diverse range of novel, human biological tools that may otherwise be difficult to source.  Their portfolio of cells and tissues together with their service provision allow the study of various human pathological conditions.  Their aim is to advance the innovation of technology that will ultimately be used to treat or prevent human degenerative disorders and diseases.

DV Biologics is comprised of LIFEbank; a range of product lines focused on cells and systems, and BIOsource; a custom product and service offering.

The LIFEbank Product areas can be subdivided to include:


BIOsource is designed to provide research and pharmaceutical laboratories with customised biological products for any research required.

Biosource offer custom cell characterisation and isolation services to companies and research organisations specialising in the field of medicine, cell & tissue engineering, and development of cell regeneration therapies. 

Services include: 

- Growth and maintenance of specific cell types, 

- Sourcing the best cells for iPSC lines

- Growth and maintenance of undifferentiated stem cells for in vitro differentiation to hematopoietic, pancreatic, endothelial and neural lineages

- Analysis of gene expression patterns during culture and differentiation

- Genomic Services:
- Gene expression profiling (microarray study validation)
  - Copy number determination of DNA or RNA targets
  - siRNA knockdown validation
  - Allelic discrimination / SNP genotyping
  - Transgenic mouse genotyping
- Microbial detection
  - Real-time PCR pluripotency/differentiation assays, etc. 
- Pathological screening service.
 - Biological specimens may be submitted for detection of Hepatitis B, C, HIV I & II                  and other viral and bacterial contaminants.

For further information about DV Biologics or any of their products please call +44 (0)1280 827460 email or visit

Friday, 27 March 2015

Human Cell Culture Products from ScienCell

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Fibronectin is a multi-domain glycoprotein composed of an array of multiple repeated modular structures. Cellular fibronectin, an adhesin glycoprotein of the extracellular matrix, exists as a dimer with a molecular mass of ~550 kDa.
ScienCell's Human Cellular Fibronectin is produced from human fibroblasts maintained in serum-free media and then purified biochemically. 

New Products
This medium is intended to be used as a supplemental growth medium for cardiomyocytes that were differentiated using the Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Cardiomyocyte Differentiation Kit.
Human Neural Stem Cells are differentiated from a human induced pluripotent stem cell line (hiPSC), which is generated using mRNA reprogramming technology from Human Dermal Fibroblasts (HDF)

 Featured Products
PSCCDK efficiently converts monolayer-cultured pluripotent stem cells to contracting cardiomyocytes within 15 days under serum-free and feeder-free conditions. Human AEC has been suggested as an appropriate human cell model for studying dopamine release and uptake processes, receptor signal transduction and exploring newly developed drugs acting at these receptors.
Human AEC has been suggested as an appropriate human cell model for studying dopamine release and uptake processes, receptor signal transduction and exploring newly developed drugs acting at these receptors.
Microvascular endothelial cells line blood vessels and contribute to many processes such as angiogenesis, coagulation, trafficking of lymphocytes and the inflammatory response. Adipose tissue is unique because it has the capacity to continually grow throughout adult life. Thus, it has a high level of angiogenesis to provide the extensive vascularisation required for adipose tissue.
Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells may contribute to the pathogenesis of various ocular diseases such as proliferative retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
Human Pulmonary Alveolar Epithelial Cells are isolated from human lung tissue. HPAEpiC are cryopreserved at P0 and delivered frozen. Each vial contains >1 x 106 cells in 1 ml volume.

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Flash Sale: Large Vessel Endothelial Cell Basal Medium

Cellworks have available a small quantity of Large Vessel Endothelial Cell Basal Medium at a heavily discounted price.

The media has a short shelf life, with expiry in May 2015 – perfect if you are going to carry out experiments straight away.

Product Code: KC1015
500 ml bottle

Send your order quickly to to take advantage of this great price.

The offer is first come first served! Please note that there is a £15 shipping charge.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Wear a Hat Day - The Premier Brain Tumour Awareness Event

Join us for Wear A Hat Day on Friday 27th March! The Premier Brain Tumour Awareness event in the UK; helping to support long-term, life-saving research.

Startlingly, one in 50 people who die under the age of 60 years are dying from brain cancer. And, just as shockingly, 71% of those who die of a brain tumour will be under 75 years old, compared to 47% for all cancers. Yet brain cancer continues to receive less than 1% of the national spend on cancer research. 

Brain Tumour Research has a mission to raise £7 million a year to fund world-class sustainable and continuous scientific research into all types of brain tumours in seven centres of excellence across the UK. These centres will work together sharing knowledge locally, nationally and internationally to find a cure for brain tumours whilst educating the next generation of leading neuro-oncologists.

Caltag Medsystems would like to help this charity raise as much money as possible. Don a hat for the day, take a photo and post it on our Facebook page (Caltag Medsystems).

We’ll donate £1 towards brain tumour research for every photo posted (

Caltag Medsystems provide reagents for brain tumour research.

Cancer Research

Neuroscience Research

If you are having trouble finding the product that you require, please do not hesitate to contact Caltag Medsystems, by email or call +44 (0)01280 827460, or visit our website

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