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hAEC: upper airway

General Information

Epithelix is offering primary Human Airway Epithelial Cells, passage 1, isolated from biopsies :

  • Nasal (hAECN)
  • Tracheal (hAECT)
  • Bronchial (hAECB)

hAECB, hAECT and hAECN are commonly used for in vitro studies related with pulmonary diseases and chemical testing. They are now a standard for research on asthma, COPD, cancer, cystic fibrosis, bacterial and viral infections. These cells are also a useful tool for the screening, testing and validation of drugs candidates.


Epithelial cells can be available from different pathologies :

  • Normal
  • Smoker
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Cystic Fibrosis


Using an in-house technology and know-how, our cells have the following features:

  • A fast growth rate
  • Very good proliferation and differentiation capacities
  • An improved and uniform morphology
  • Very good reproducibility

Description and Maintenance

Cells are supplied in a cryogenic vial containing more than 1'000'000 viable cells in a volume of 1 mL of freezing medium. The vials with cryo-conserved cells will be shipped on dry-ice. Upon arrival, the cells must be taken out and transferred to a storage facility with liquid nitrogen (-196 °C).

General Media Requirements

The culture of these cells is best performed using Epithelix Culture Media.
These media are serum free, chemically defined, and ready-to-use.
Available in 500 mL format.

Quality Control

All batches are performance-assayed and tested negative for HIV-1, mycoplasma, hepatitis-B, hepatitis-C, bacteria, yeast and fungi.