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the properties of several hESC lines in similar conditions.
A large range of hESC lines will be evaluated using the
same antibodies and same laboratory systems in selected
laboratories. However, so far it has not been possible to
choose the most optimal conditions for these comparisons and further optimization and standardization of
culture methods is needed for research as well as for
clinical purposes. Acknowledgements
Our units are supported by grants from the Academy of Finland,
TEKES the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and
Innovation, The Competitive research funding of the Pirkanmaa
Hospital District and the Swedish Research Council. The
authors declare that there is no conﬂict of interest that would
prejudice the impartiality of this scientiﬁc work.
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