The thymus plays an essential role in the immune defense, as it is the primary site of T cell maturation. In order to study thymopoiesis or diseases such as immune deficiencies thymic epithelial cells might be important.

hTEC/SVTERT24-B – first hTERT and SV40 early region immortalized human thymic epithelial cell line characterized by expression of typical markers proteins.


  • Study of thymic functions
  • Analysis of human immune diseases
  • Study of thymus development and regeneration