Recently, astrocytes have been gaining recognition as essential players for information processing in the brain as well as other various roles, including neuronal homeostasis and synaptic plasticity. Additionally, increasing data support the role of astrocytes in disease progression, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Human iPSC-derived astrocytes provide a valuable tool for drug discovery and disease modeling purposes. Ncardia offers their Ncyte Astrocyte Kit, composed of cryopreserved hiPSC-derived astrocytes in combination with medium and supplement. The Ncyte Astrocyte Kit is highly suitable for neuronal co-cultures and application in neuro-inflammatory studies.
We have now optimized our Ncyte Astrocyte Kit, to further increase it's performance in 2 key applications: co-culturing with hiPSC-derived neurons and display of neuro-inflammatory phenotypes.