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Akel S.,Cardinal Glennon Children Medical Center | Regan D.,Cardinal Glennon Children Medical Center | Wall D.,University of Manitoba | Petz L.,StemCyte | McCullough J.,University of Minnesota
Transfusion | Year: 2014

Methods of handling, thawing, and infusion of cord blood (CB) products vary substantially among thaw/transplant centers (TCs). This review 1) compares currently available CB product types and thaw methods recommended by CB banks (CBBs), 2) discusses causes of inconsistency in thaw method application at TCs, 3) advises elements to consider in thaw method approval or selection at the TC, 4) provides a procedural template for the traditional thaw methods, and 5) suggests acceptable time from product thaw to infusion and other considerations for safe infusion. It also compares postinfusion adverse reaction and engraftment data as functions of thaw methods. Remarks and suggestions made throughout this review are: 1) not intended to supersede manufacturer's instructions but meant to support the standardization of preparative procedures recommended by CBBs and 2) intended to help TCs to investigate relevant quality issues and handle challenges, especially when the TC is unable to follow recommendations due to foreseeable technical, quality, and/or clinical factors. © 2014 AABB. Source

Wang Y.-Y.,National Tsing Hua University | Wu H.-I.,National Tsing Hua University | Wu H.-I.,StemCyte | Hsu W.-L.,National Tsing Hua University | And 4 more authors.
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience | Year: 2014

Local synthesis of proteins in the axons participates in axonogenesis and axon guidance to establish appropriate synaptic connections and confer plasticity. To study the transcripts present in the growth cones and axonal shafts of cultured rat hippocampal neurons, two chip devices, differing in their abilities to support axonal growth and branching, are designed and employed here to isolate large quantities of axonal materials. Cone-, shaft- and axon-residing transcripts with amounts higher than that of a somatodendritic transcript, Actg1 (γ-actin), are selected and classified. Since the chips are optically transparent, distribution of transcripts over axons can be studied by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Three transcripts, Cadm1 (cell adhesion molecule 1), Nefl (neurofilament light polypeptide), and Cfl1 (non-muscle cofilin) are confirmed to be preferentially localized to the growth cones, while Pfn2 (profilin2) is preferentially localized to the shafts of those axons growing on the chip that restricts axonal growth. The different growing conditions of axons on chips and on conventional coverslips do not affect the cone-preferred localization of Cadm1 and shaft-preferred localization of Pfn2, but affect the distributions of Nefl and Cfl1 over the axons at 14th day in vitro. Furthermore, the distributions of Cadm1 and Nefl over the axons growing on conventional coverslips undergo changes during in vitro development. Our results suggest a dynamic nature of the mechanisms regulating the distributions of transcripts in axonal substructures in a manner dependent upon both growth conditions and neuronal maturation. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. Source

StemCyte | Date: 2010-04-06

Disclosed are recombinant stem cells that are resistant to HIV infection. Also disclosed are their uses in treating AIDS.

StemCyte | Date: 2012-02-14

This invention concerns methods of packaging and shipping stem cells. Also disclosed are related package products.

StemCyte | Date: 2010-10-20

This invention provides methods for supplying a therapy for individuals exposed to radiation following a nuclear event, through the prospective establishment of an undesignated allogeneic stem cell bank with prospective HLA typing of healthy potential recipients.

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