This list and information about stem cell lines in Australia and New Zealand is to provide a resource for stem cell researchers.
The National Centre for Adult Stem Cell Research has a bank of adult neural stem cell lines derived from the olfactory mucosa from nearly 200 donors, from healthy controls and from groups of patients with various brain diseases and conditions including Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, mitochondrial mutation disorders, motor neuron disease, and hereditary spastic paraplegia. All cell lines are grown under standardised conditions and managed through a custom-designed Laboratory Information Management System. The number of stem cell lines and the diseases represented are increasing as funding allows. Donors range in ages from 20-80 years. All cell lines are associated with clinical and demographic and gene expression data. These cell lines are available through collaboration only.
Researchers at Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories derived one human embryonic stem cell lines, called MISCES-01. These human embryonic stem cell lines were derived and are being maintained on human adult skin fibroblast feeder cells in serum replacement medium. R.T. Tecirlioglu, L. Nguyen, K. Koh, A.O. Trounson, A. E. Michalska (2009) In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Animal.
These cell lines are available from Millipore.