Impedance Measurement in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes

  • Emma-Jane PoultonEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1641)


Impedance-based measurement is a useful tool for assessing the contractility of plated cardiomyocytes in the context of early preclinical cardiosafety assessment. Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSCs) can be used for this purpose as these cells display similar electrochemical properties to primary cardiomyocytes and beat reliably and in synchronicity in culture. Here we describe a method for measuring the contractility of iPSCs using the xCELLigence RTCA impedance measurement system.

Key words

iPSC cardiomyocytes iCells cardiomyocytes Contractility measurement Impedance Cardiosafety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Preclinical SafetySanofiFraminghamUSA

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