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What Impacts Starting Material Quality? Part 2: Apheresis Best Practices

Nov 5, 2019 10:11:00 AM / by Nancy Andon, MSc posted in Apheresis

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Welcome to the 2nd segment of our blog series on what impacts cell therapy starting material quality. This week, we examine what comprises apheresis best practices, which are critical to the quality of apheresis materials.

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What Impacts Starting Material Quality? Part 1: Donor Variability

Oct 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Nancy Andon, MSc posted in Apheresis, Cell Therapy

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This week we begin a 3-part blog series on the intricacies of optimizing the quality of cell therapy starting materials. Cell and gene therapies have the potential to transform healthcare. Successfully bringing these therapies to the market, however, is a challenge. The intrinsic variability of living cells carries an increased risk and cost to therapeutic development not encountered with traditional medicine. Those risks are being countered with innovative strategies and technologies that experts hope will bridge the translational gap between research and industry.

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Mobilization Mechanics: The Complex World of Stem Cell Mobilization

Jul 24, 2019 10:11:00 AM / by Nancy Andon, MSc posted in Apheresis, Stem Cells

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Stem cells are the foundation from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Stem cells are primarily found in the bone marrow, where they are produced, but can be induced to migrate into the peripheral blood circulation through a process known as mobilization.

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New HemaCare Publication Stipulates the Need for Healthy Donor Tissue

Jul 2, 2019 8:50:00 AM / by Nancy Andon, MSc posted in Apheresis, Cell Therapy

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HemaCare has just announced the publication of their latest article in the popular stem cell industry periodical BioInformant. [1] The article focuses on the need for healthy donor starting material to keep up with growing demands in the cell and gene therapy industry.

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HemaCare Rings in the New Year with New Headquarters and a Cutting-Edge Collection Center

Feb 5, 2019 10:08:00 AM / by Nancy Andon, MSc posted in Apheresis, Cell Therapy, GMP Cellular Therapeutics

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HemaCare Corporation’s new global headquarters is officially open for business! The company started 2019 in a brand new 40,000 square foot space in a newly modernized 44-acre corporate campus located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley at Northridge. The design and construction of the cutting-edge facility provide a spacious workspace that promotes the well-being of its occupants, while significantly expanding the company’s on-site capabilities.

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