MACS GMP Recombinant Human FGF-2

MACS GMP Recombinant Human FGF-2

Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2), also termed basic FGF, belongs to the family of heparin-binding growth factors. FGF-2 functions as a wide-spectrum mitogenic, angiogenic, and neurotrophic factor and stimulates the proliferation of a wide variety of cells including mesenchymal, neuroectodermal, and endothelial cells.
MACS GMP Recombinant Human FGF-2 is designed for
ex vivo
cell culture processing. No animal- or human-derived materials were used for the manufacture of this product, unless otherwise stated in the respective Certificate of Origin. The product is lyophilized without carrier protein or preservatives.


MACS GMP Products are for research use and
ex vivo
cell culture processing only, and are not intended for human
in vivo
applications. For regulatory status in the USA, please contact your local representative.


MACS GMP Recombinant Human FGF-2 can be used for a variety of applications, including the culture of undifferentiated human embryonic stem cells
or the expansion of mesenchymal stromal cells

Quality statement

MACS GMP Products are manufactured and tested under a quality management system (ISO 13485) and are in compliance with relevant GMP guidelines. They are designed following the recommendations of USP <1043> on ancillary materials.

Biological activity

  • The specific activity is determined by proliferation assay according to Robinson and Gaines-Das
    using 3T3 cells. The proliferation assay was calibrated with the international standard for human FGF-2 (NIBSC code 90/712) provided by the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control.
  • Specific activity: ≥ 4×
  • Selected references

    1. Robinson, C. J. and Gaines-Das, R. (1994)
      The international standard for basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2); comparison of candidate preparations by
      in vitro
      bioassays and immunoassays.
      Growth Factors 11: 9-16
    2. Levenstein, M. E. et al. (2006) Basic fibroblast growth factor support of human embryonic stem cell self-renewal. Stem Cells 24: 568-574
    3. Xu, C. et al. (2005) Basic fibroblast growth factor supports undifferentiated human embryonic stem cell growth without conditioned medium. Stem Cells 23: 315-323
    4. Ito et al. (2008) FGF-2 increases osteogenic and chondrogenic differentiation potentials of human mesenchymal stem cells by inactivation of TGF-beta signaling. Cytotechnology 56: 1-7
    5. Solchaga, L. A. et al. (2005) FGF-2 enhances the mitotic and chondrogenic potentials of human adult bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells. J. Cell. Physiol. 203: 398-409
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E. coli
25 µg
EUR 375,00 
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500 µg
EUR 1.620,00