Higher Certified Media



Higher Certified (HC) culture media are used in translational bench-to-bedside research projects. They enable a seamless transition from the development of cell-based therapies into clinical trials.

HC culture media are manufactured using upgraded ingredients and processes and are successfully being used in a range of phase of Phase I and II clinical trials. These media are ideally suited for use during early stages like product development, protocol validation, and characterization of the cell-based product before entering clinical trials. Utilization of HC media for the early phases ensures:


  • All processes and products are finalized using the identical medium formulation that will be used during the clinical trials

  • Sources of variability are eliminated

  • Re-validation of protocols following a change in culture medium ingredients is not required

  • All data submitted for regulatory approval are obtained using the identical products and processes that will be used clinically




Higher Certified (HC) culture media differ from CELLnTEC’s standard research grade media in the following ways, to meet progressing user needs with respect to the following criteria:


COMPONENTS Clinically compatible, well documented, tight tolerances.
MANUFACTURING Tight documentation, dedicated equipment, additional process certification.
QC PROCESS Additional Quality Control testing steps for all HC media.
DOCUMENTATION Extended information regarding component origin, manufacturing processes, chemical composition.
CONSISTENCY Product formulation will remain consistent. No changes will be made without prior notification to the end user.
SUPPORT Additional range of services, including custom product documentation, advanced technical & scientific support, support with regulatory processes, lot reservation.
SERUM FREE HC media are chemically defined and serum-free *.
* The Higher Certified (HC) versions are supplied without serum supplementation for those products that do require serum in their standard research versions.
This enables the end-user to supplement with serum validated to deliver the desired cell behaviour and known to meet the necessary regulatory requirements.






Catalog #

HC Product Name


► CnT-PR-HC CnT-Prime Epithelial Proliferation Medium, Higher Certified Isolation & Expansion
► CnT-07-HC CnT-07 Epithelial Proliferation Medium, Higher Certified Isolation & Expansion
► CnT-30-HC CnT-30 iPSC Epithelial Differentiation Medium, Higher Certified Differentiation
► CnT-40-HC CnT-40 Melanocyte Proliferation Medium w/o Serum, Higher Certified Isolation & Expansion
► CnT-PR-ECM-HC CnT-Prime Fibroblast ECM Medium, Higher Certified Differentiation
► CnT-ENDO-HC CnT-ENDO Endothelial Proliferation Medium w/o Serum, Higher Certified Isolation & Expansion
► CnT-PR-F-HC CnT-Prime Fibroblast Proliferation Medium w/o Serum, Higher Certified Isolation & Expansion
► CnT-PR-KM-HC CnT-Prime Keratinocyte/Melanocyte Co-Culture Medium, Higher Certified Co-Culture
► CnT-ISO-50-HC CnT-IsoBoost, Isolation Boosting Supplement, Higher Certified Isolation




Many clinical researchers using CELLnTEC’s HC media are in Phase I and II clinical trials. A few of them have published their exploratory research in high-impact scientific journals:


Application / Tissue Type Higher Certified Media Article Link
Keratinocyte differentiation, culture from stem cells & 3D cell culture CnT-07-HC Domingues et al. 2022
Generation of pluristratified epidermis in dermal-epidermal constructs CnT-07-HC Coutier et al. 2022


Please contact our R&D team for technical information & queries: support@cellntec.com

Page last modified: 21-12-2023.