EXETER STEM CELL PROCESSING FACILITY

WHO WE ARE:

The Exeter Stem Cell Bank offers an autologous stem cell transplant service for patients with haematological malignancies. The service encompasses the procurement, processing, testing, storage and re-infusion of patient stem cells.

WHAT WE DO:

Patient stem cells are processed using a ‘CryoDoc’. This is a closed sterile set used for preparing haemopoietic stem and progenitor cells for cryopreservation without the need for a GMP compliant clean room. Click here for a detailed overview of the laboratory processing of haemopoietic stem cells.

Cells are frozen and stored in cell banks containing liquid nitrogen/at ultra-low temperatures (below -150°C).

WHERE WE ARE:

The Stem Cell Processing Laboratory is located within the main Blood Sciences Laboratory in Template A of the Wonford site.

LABORATORY OPENING HOURS:

The Stem Cell Processing Laboratory is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5.30pm

Key laboratory personnel can be reached on 01392 402918

All stem cell transplant activities are co-ordinated via the clinical haematology team.

KEY PERSONNEL:

Programme Director:    Dr. Claudius Rudin

Designated Individual/Quality Manager: Jennifer Davies

Processing Manager:  Kate Huish

Deputy Processing Manager: Katy Evans

Quality Assurance Co-ordinator: Pamela Trippick

Transplant Co-ordinator:  Neil Toghill

Deputy Transplant Co-ordinator:  Rachel Tsang