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Monocyte Culture Kit


Monocytes are produced by the differentiation of monocyte precursor cell in bone marrow. In tissue, monocytes mature into macrophages and are involved in immunity, recovering tissues and etc.


Description (Cat. No.) Derived From Kit Components
Monocyte Culture Kit V-2
SD Rat Bone Marrow • Common Precursors (Frozen, 2×106 cells) 2 vials
• Wash Medium (50 ml) 1 bottle
• Culture Medium (25 ml) 1 bottle
Monocyte Culture Kit V-1
SD Rat Bone Marrow • Common Precursors (Frozen, 2×106 cells) 1 vial


  1. Read the instructions carefully before beginning the culture.
  2. This kit is for research use only, not for human or diagnostic use.
  3. Upon receiving, cryovials are immediately transferred to and stored in liquid nitrogen until ready to use. It is recommended to use Monocyte Precursor cell vial immediately upon receiving.


  1. Thaw Wash Medium and Culture Medium in a 37°C water bath with gentle shaking.
  2. Quickly place Monocyte Precursor Cell vial in a 37°C water bath until its content is completely thawed.
  3. Transfer thawed cells into a 15 ml centrifuge tube containing 10 ml of Wash Medium and centrifuge at 4°C at 400x g for 5 minutes to pellet the cells.
  4. Remove the supernatant, and re-suspend cells in 10 ml of Wash Medium and centrifuge at 4°C at 400x g for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the supernatant, and re-suspend the cell pellet in a total volume of 5 ml of Culture Medium.
  6. Transfer the cell suspension to culture plate (5ml/6cm dish or 1ml/well/24well-plate) and incubate at 37°C in a 5% CO2, humidified incubator.

* Low cell binding culture plates such as HydroCell (CellSeed Inc.), are recommended to culture monocytes as the cells are capable of strongly adhering to normal culture plates.
* The size of cells is about several micrometers in the first cell culture and may reach 10 micrometers in days 3-4 days of culture (Figure 1). When cells are cultured for a period of time they are able to form several tens of colonies.

Phase Contrast Anti-Mac1 FITC Staining
Figure 1

Product List

Product Name Cat# Quantity Price

Bone Marrow Monocyte Precursor Cell


¥ 45,000
$ 600
€ 450

Monocyte Culture Medium


¥ 20,000
$ 267
€ 200

Monocyte Wash Medium


¥ 20,000
$ 267
€ 200

  • Sunao Takesita, Keisuke Kaji, Akira Kudo. Identification and Characterization of the New Osteoclast Progenitor with Macrophage Phenotypes Being Able to Differentiate into Mature Osteoclasts. JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH Volume 15, Number 8 (2000) .1477-1488

To be used for research only. DO NOT use for human gene therapy or clinical diagnosis.