5. Primate Cells
Rhesus Monkey Chondrocytes

Rhesus Monkey Chondrocytes (MrC) are derived from normal rhesus monkey articular cartilage. They are cryopreserved at first passage and can be cultured and propagated at least 10 population doublings.

Marked differences were found among the cell cultures of various mammalian species with respect to cell morphology, growth in cultures, adhesion to flask surfaces, response to vitamin C, and chondroid expression in spinner bottles1. Haemarthrosis was studied by autologous whole blood injection into femorotibial joint2. Topological quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) relaxation time assessment demonstrates bright signal for histological proliferating MrC versus low signal density for regions of collagen condensation3.

Product Name Product Description Size (vol) Cat. No.
MrC Total Kit Each kit contains an ampoule of cryopreserved MrC (Mr402-05), 500 ml of Rhesus Monkey Chondrocyte Growth Medium (Mr411-500), and a Subculture Reagent Kit. 1 Kit Mr402K-05
Cryopreserved MrC

(>500,000 cells in an ampoule)

Cryopreserved at first passage in Rhesus Monkey Chondrocyte Basal Medium that contains 10% FBS and 10% DMSO.

1 Ampoule Mr402-05

Proliferating MrC

In Flasks 

Cultured and shipped in flasks at second passage in MrC Growth Medium.

T-25 Flask

2 T-25 Flasks

T-75 Flask or 3 T-25 Flasks




Re-Differentiating MrC

In Flasks


T-25 Flask

2 T-25 Flasks

T-75 Flask or 3 T-25 Flasks




Proliferating MrC

In Multiwell Plates

Cultured and shipped in plates at second passage in Rhesus Monkey Chondrocyte Growth Medium.

  6 well

12 well

24 well

48 well

96 well






MrC Growth Medium Optimized and ready for use  . 500 ml Mr411-500
MrC Growth Medium Kit Basal Medium & Growth Supplement packaged separately Yields 500 ml Mr411K-500
MrC Basal Medium Add Growth Supplement before use 500 ml Mr410-500
MrC Growth Supplement     50 ml Mr411-GS
Subculture Reagent Kit 100 ml each of HBSS, Trypsin/EDTA & Trypsin Neutralizing Solution 100 ml 090K