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Leukopak Versus Buffy Coat

Feb 27, 2017 8:53:23 AM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in leukopaks, buffy coat, Cell Therapy, Dendritic Cells, leukapharesis procedures, stem cell research


Leukapheresis is a procedure to separate white bloods cells (including dendritic and progenitor cells) from a blood sample. Products obtained from leukapharesis procedures, leukopaks, are regularly used in the research setting. They are also used for cell therapy process development and clinically for certain treatment procedures for blood disorders. Another way to obtain white blood cells and platelets is to obtain them from the buffy coat.

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