PromoCell Knowledge Base

The new PromoCell online Knowledge Base upgrades our Technical Support and provides you with instant technical answers.

How do I use the Knowledge Base?

You can find the answers to detailed questions about our Products using 'Search for Information' (in our Support section). Type in your keyword and the Knowledge Base will show you the associated answers from our library of technical questions.

In the section Application Notes, you will find documents exceeding the information in our Product Manuals. For example, differentiation and staining protocols, all at your fingertips.

If you are interested in viewing published work by our customers, the section Reference Literature offers you access to literary citations of scientists that have used PromoCell Primary Cells or Media.

You can also search all categories with your keyword.
To try the new knowledge base, please click here.

Advantages of the Knowledge Base for you!

  • You save time, because accurate information is immediately available
  • You now have the choice to either contact our Technical Support team by phone or email, or you can immediately find your information online
  • You get more goal-oriented information

If you cannot find the answer to your question in our Knowledge Base, then please write us an email, or call our Technical Support Team with your query. We will respond to your question and integrate it in our Knowledge Base.

 

We also implemented an online Knowledge Base for our PromoKine products.
It provides you the answers to many questions about our cell biology products including:
Cell analysis and apoptosis, fluorescent labeling, cytokines & growth factors, cell transfection,
antibodies & ELISAs, and gene cloning.


 

PromoCells in Space

"It’s a milestone in our research. It was thrilling and relieving at the same time to do the count down and finally see the rocket launch.”, says Prof. Oliver Ullrich, space biologist from the Otto-von-Guericke-University in Magdeburg and the University of Zurich.

After 4 years of groundwork, the crewless research rocket TEXUS-49 finally took off. It was 6.01 am on the 29th of March 2011, at the Swedish rocket launch site ESRANGE near Kiruna, 150 km north of the Arctic Circle – and PromoCell’s Hematopoietic Stem Cells were on board.
TEXUS (a German acronym for technological experiments in weightlessness) number 49 set off to analyze why human cells display long-term sensitivity to weightlessness – this is one of the most important problems for manned space flights and it is the research project of Prof. Oliver Ullrich. Since the first crewed spaceflights occurred, it is known that during and after long periods in weightlessness, astronauts suffer from serious disorders of the immune system that manifest themselves in heavy infections.

Oliver Ullrich has already gained valuable insight into the signal transduction of cells of the immune system from eight parabolic flight campaigns. In March, this project was taken to the next step, and our PromoCell Technical Customer Service was right in the middle of the action.

During the 20 minute flight, PromoCell’s Hematopoietic Stem Cells were exposed to microgravity for approximately 6 minutes. Prof. Oliver Ullrich knows from experience: “The immune cells react within seconds of time to the suspension of gravity.”

After its flight at a height of up to 268 km, the TEXUS Payload landed with the Stem Cells in an unpopulated area of northern Sweden and was recovered by helicopter.

The setup with PromoCell’s Hematopoietic Stem Cells is now back in the laboratory in Zurich, where the experiments are being analyzed using modern technology.

At this point in time, one thing’s for sure: the story of “PromoCells in Space” will continue – further tests in weightlessness are planned!