Endothelial cell growth factor (ECGF) is an extract of bovine brain containing growth promoting factors for vascular endothelial cells of mammalian origin. Endothelial cell growth factor is prepared using a modification of the method of Maciag, et al. (1979) lyophilized from a sterile solution containing NaCl and streptomycin sulfate. ECGFpro2 is supplemented with recombinant human VEGF-C (corresponding to 50 ng/ml) a concentration sufficient for the cultivation of lymphatic endothelial cells.
Biological activity/ Working concentration: Optimum concentration for human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) range from 50-200 µg/ml, optimal concentration with heparin (30 µg/ml) is about 12 µg/ml.