Stem cell biology has emerged as one of the most significant fields in contemporary science. Stem cells give rise to every other cell in the body and possess the ability to both self-renew and differentiate. In addition, scientists have been able to reprogram or induce the creation of pluripotent stem cells to further expand the possibilities in translational medicine. BioLegend offers stem cell-focused reagents for flow cytometry, cell screening, western blotting, ELISAs, cell differentiation, and more.
Two main characteristics define stem cells: the ability to divide multiple times without differentiating (Self-Renewal) and the capacity to differentiate into specialized cell types (Potency). These terms are discussed below.