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J Hematother. 1998 Aug;7(4):375-83.

A comparison of two different systems for CD34+ selection of autologous or allogeneic PBSC collections.

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Department of Haematology, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, UK.


This study compared CD34 selection procedures using the CellPro CEPRATE and the Baxter Isolex 300 systems. Thirty-two procedures were performed, 19 CEPRATE and 13 Isolex. Median starting CD34 percentages were (CEPRATE/Isolex) 0.80% (range 0.24%-7.73%) and 0.85% (range 0.27%-10.17%), respectively (p = 0.788). After selection, there was a highly significant difference in purity of the product (CEPRATE/Isolex), 54% and 82% respectively (p < 0.0001). There was no significant difference in median recovery (CEPRATE/Isolex), 43% and 50%, respectively (p = 0.383). The starting CD34 percentage influenced the purity of the final product, and at high and low starting percentages, the Isolex produced superior purity. Improved efficacy of T cell depletion was observed with the Isolex, a median log depletion of 3.4 compared with 2.9 for the CEPRATE system (p = 0.012). In conclusion, the Isolex 300i produced a significantly higher purity CD34+ fraction, even at starting CD34+ levels of <0.5%, with no significant difference in recovery when compared with the CEPRATE system. The associated log T cell depletion is significantly improved with the Isolex system, with possible implications for use in CD34-selected allogeneic transplants.

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