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General Information

Epithelix is offering cryopreserved primary resident Alveolar Macrophages, isolated from human lungs.

Our macrophages are motile and able to phagocytosis.

Characterization is currently under development.

These cells are suitable for coculture with 3D epithelium such as SmallAir™.

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).


Alveolar macrophages are CD45+, HLA-DR+ / CD14-


Our macrophages can be used in co-culture with tissues.

The co-culture model has a good barrier function and is functional, exerting phagocytosis.

Quality Control

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