Planned maintenance

We must perform activities that will impact the ability to place orders on our website. Starting Friday, May 21, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern to Sunday, May 23, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern, you will not be able to order products on our website. You will still be able to browse and access your account. We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause.


FAQ Home

Find Answers


Are HUVEC, HUV-EC-C and HUVEC-CS all the same cells?

Human umbilical vein endothelial cells, termed HUVEC (ATCC® PCS-100-010 ™), are primary cells that are distributed by ATCC as part of the Primary Cell Solutions™ cell offerings. These cultures are 'primary', in the truest sense; meaning, they have been preserved after only 1 to 3 passages from the initial source material.

ATCC® CRL-1730, HUV-EC-C ™, and ATCC® CRL-2873 ™, HUVEC-CS, on the other hand are considered 'established' cell lines used as models for the study of endothelial cells; while each has a finite life expectancy, they are by no means considered 'primary' and are typically distributed at, or greater than, passage 14.

Date Created07/17/2012 07:12 PM
Date Updated03/27/2014 08:39 PM

Most Popular Answers

  1. Huh7 cell line
  2. ATCC HUVEC lines
  3. Passage number vs. population doubling level (PDL)
  4. Converting TCID[50] to plaque forming units (PFU)
  5. U-373 MG (ATCC® HTB-17)