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Hum Gene Ther. 2011 Jan;22(1):19-26. doi: 10.1089/hum.2010.197. Epub 2010 Dec 19.

Good manufacturing practices production of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells.

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  • 1Etablissement Français du Sang Centre-Atlantique, Tours, France. luc.sensebe@efs.sante.fr

Abstract

Because of their multi/pluripotency and immunosuppressive properties mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) are important tools for treating immune disorders and for tissue repair. The increasing use of MSCs has led to production processes that need to be in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). In cellular therapy, safety remains one of the main concerns and refers to donor validation, choice of starting material, processes, and the controls used, not only at the batch release level but also during the development of processes. The culture processes should be reproducible, robust, and efficient. Moreover, they should be adapted to closed systems that are easy to use. Implementing controls during the manufacturing of clinical-grade MSCs is essential. The controls should ensure microbiological safety but also avoid potential side effects linked to genomic instability driving transformation and senescence or decrease of cell functions (immunoregulation, differentiation potential). In this rapidly evolving field, a new approach to controls is needed.

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