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cell bank

a storage facility for frozen tissue samples held for research purposes and for surgical reconstruction of damaged body structures.

cell bank

A facility for keeping cells frozen at extremely low temperatures. These cells are used for investigating hereditary diseases, human aging, and cancer. Collections of banked cells are kept by the National Institutes of Health (the Human Genetic Mutant Cell Repository and the Aging Cell Repository) and at the Cornell Institute for Medical Research.
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The production of hpNSCs from undifferentiated pluripotent human parthenogenetic stem cells in the master cell bank uses qualified reagents and a standardized protocol developed by ISCO.
These may control when and for what purposes derivation of hESC lines from embryos is permitted, and require that hESC lines be deposited in a stem cell bank or information about them filed in a registry.
He said once the stem cell bank is established, those people who pull their teeth can save and use their cells for producing and planting new teeth.
State funding for the bank came as part of a larger state effort to expand life science research across Massachusetts using targeted state grants, tax benefits and by supporting facilities such as the stem cell bank.
The project is spear-headed by Dr Michael Pepper, extraordinary professor in the department of immunology at the University of Pretoria and a director of Netcell, one of the country's three private stem cell banks.
A study paving the way to clinical stem cell banks found that a small subset of potential "super-donors" exists in the population.
But probably the organ donation model is neither transferable nor desirable for a public stem cell bank, and a more realistic approach might rely on regulated capitation payments.
The cell bank contains about 20,000 capsules carrying, among other substances, some 600 kinds of leukemia cell strains found in the human body.
February 3, 2015 -- International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCQB: ISCO) said it has completed manufacturing of the cell bank of clinical-grade human neural stem cells using its patented process for the recently announced phase I/2a clinical trial in Parkinson's disease.
February 3, 2015-International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCQB: ISCO) said it has completed manufacturing of the cell bank of clinical-grade human neural stem cells using its patented process for the recently announced phase l/2a clinical trial in Parkinson's disease.
M2 PHARMA-February 5, 2015-International Stem Cell completes production of cell bank for Parkinson's disease clinical trial
Contract notice: Expansion diagnostic laboratory hematology and histopathology laboratory / laboratory hematologic, stem cell bank /