NESCC Stem Cell Resources

International Stem Cell Registry

The International Stem Cell Registry (ISCR) is a free online database that is intended to be a comprehensive resource for information on human embryonic stem cells and other pluripotent stem cells for researchers as well as the public. The registry is a searchable database that currently includes profiles over 450 human ES and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell lines. These profiles contain data on the derivation, availability and characteristics of each line. In addition, a key unique feature of the registry is a searchable database of publications related to the properties and applications of each cell line.

Massachusetts Human Stem Cell BankThe Massachusetts Human Stem Cell Bank provides the biomedical research community with expertly maintained human ES (hES) and reprogrammed (iPS) cell lines to facilitate studies into the properties and potential therapeutic applications of pluripotent stem cells. The Bank cultures, characterizes and distributes quality controlled hES and iPS cell lines derived in Massachusetts and beyond.
UCONN Stem Cell Core FacilityThe University of Connecticut Stem Cell Core provides expertise and training in techniques needed for research involving human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). The core’s services are available to scientists at the University of Connecticut and Wesleyan University as well as other institutions. Currently housed at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut, the core is performing culture, banking and quality control of nine different hESC lines. The Stem Cell Core’s overall mission is to contribute to advancing stem cell therapies for human disease.
HSCI iPS Core FacilityThe HSCI iPS Core facility was created to accelerate research in the stem cell field by facilitating the derivation and distribution of iPS cell lines. Disease-specific iPS lines provide us with a unique opportunity to study the mechanisms of disease and ultimately to develop new treatments. The iPS Core serves as a repository for iPS cells produced by HSCI scientists and functions as a laboratory to produce disease-specific lines for sharing with the HSCI and broader research community.
Yale hESC Core FacilityThe mission of the hESC Core at the Yale Stem Cell Center (YSCC) is to provide essential services for research on human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to researchers in the State of Connecticut and to serve as a central location for Connecticut investigators conducting studies of non-federally-approved hESC lines.


















Stem Cell Centers


 InstitutionStem Cell Program 
Harvard UniversityHarvard Stem Cell Institute
Maine Medical Center Research InstituteCenter of Biomedical Research Excellence in Stem and Progenitor Cell Biology
University of ConnecticutUniversity of Connecticut Stem Cell Institute
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolCenter for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Yale School of MedicineYale Stem Cell Center