Journal article

Substantial improvements in performance indicators achieved in a peripheral blood mononuclear cell cryopreservation quality assurance program using single donor samples

Wayne B Dyer, Sarah L Pett, John S Sullivan, Sean Emery, David A Cooper, Anthony D Kelleher, Andrew Lloyd, Sharon R Lewin

mSphere | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2007

Abstract

Storage of high-quality cryopreserved peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) is often a requirement for multicenter clinical trials and requires a reproducibly high standard of practice. A quality assurance program (QAP) was established to assess an Australia-wide network of laboratories in the provision of high-quality PBMC (determined by yield, viability, and function), using blood taken from single donors (human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] positive and HIV negative) and shipped to each site for preparation and cryopreservation of PBMC. The aim of the QAP was to provide laboratory accreditation for participation in clinical trials and cohort studies which require preparation and cryopr..

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