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What is the cell viability count?

In general, the term viability is the capacity of something to be alive, to develop and reproduce. In biology cell viability count refers to the percentage of the cells in a population that are alive. Typically, when you have a tissue or cluster of cells, a fraction of the cells are naturally dying. Why is a cell viability count important? It is important because it generally acts as an indicator of the health of cells. There are many ways to measure the viability of a cell. You can measure metabolic activity. You can measure the ATP content. Or you can look at toxicity measures such as loss of membrane integrity. The simplest method of obtaining a cell viability count is...

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Autologous vs Allogeneic – Why Your Cells Matter

To start off, let’s define these two terms. Autologous means obtained from the same individual. Allogeneic references cells or tissues that are genetically dissimilar and immunologically incompatible. Why do these terms matter to Acorn and why do they matter to you? Because your cells will be the next currency in healthcare. The Immune System: The Body’s Security System Allogeneic tissues or cells can pose many risks for transplants. Conditions like acute rejection, chronic rejection, and GVHD can develop as a result. The reason for these negative responses is the immune system. The immune system is an incredibly complex system whose sole job is to make sure only native materials are in the body. Think about it ‘touchpoints’ where the immune...

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