ScienceDaily (2010-06-01) -- For the first time, human embryonic stem cells have been cultured under chemically controlled conditions without the use of animal substances, which is essential for future clinical uses. The method has been developed by researchers in Sweden.
Sergey Rodin, Anna Domogatskaya, Susanne Ström, Emil M Hansson, Kenneth R Chien, José Inzunza, Outi Hovatta, Karl Tryggvason. Long-term self-renewal of human pluripotent stem cells on human recombinant laminin-511. Nature Biotechnology, 2010; DOI: 10.1038/nbt.1620