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Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center has over 44 years of industry experience in serving the largest medical campus in the world. Cellular Life Solutions is Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s most recent and innovative move to expand work in the field of cellular therapy.
Located within our 116,000-square-foot headquarters in Houston, our new 2,700-square-foot apheresis collection center for cellular therapies offers all the comforts and safety available for donors and patients. Using the Spectra Optia Apheresis System, our team can meet the specific collection criteria required for each procedure, while bringing efficiency, purity, and consistency to collections—ultimately beneﬁting patients, clinicians, and laboratory processes.
Cell-based immunotherapy is currently at the forefront in the development of new treatments for serious diseases. With our history of excellence and proven expertise, we can help drive more treatment options to patients through advanced blood therapies. Our goal is to help make the dream of new, cutting-edge blood and cell therapies the new standard of care.
The development of these new therapies depends on the availability of both autologous and allogeneic cells that can be used to manufacture cellular therapy products in the laboratory. Apheresis provides a simple, relatively safe method of collecting these cells. One of the challenges facing cell therapy companies today is procuring a quality starting product. Cellular Life Solutions’ expertise, high customer satisfaction and history as a blood center program ensure quality systems that address safety, quality, identity, potency and purity.
Why Choose Us for Apheresis Collections?
With highly trained nursing and medical personnel, we work with organizations worldwide to help bring autologous and allogeneic therapies to patients with malignancies, immune-related diseases, and other life-threatening illnesses. We perform specialized apheresis collections to collect mononuclear cells (commonly referred to as white blood cells or leukocytes), and these immune system cells are used for existing clinical trials, research and development, and/or protocol validation and training.
We consistently procure and provide high-quality products that are used for autologous patient care, unrelated and related stem cell transplants, and cutting-edge immunotherapy and research. With our extensive and diverse donor base and our proximity to the largest medical center, we can meet all of your cellular therapy product needs. We understand shipping and manufacturing are time-sensitive, and we work to exceed your expectations with our transportation department.
Our expertise in apheresis collections service offers the following benefits:
- Equipped for both autologous (taken from the same person who will get the transplant) and allogeneic (taken from a donor) collections
- The diverse and extensive donor recruitment pool
- Leukopaks, mononuclear cells (MNCs) and/or hematopoietic stem cells (HPC) from stimulated donors are collected under IRB-approved protocol
- Donors pre-screened for infectious disease
- Products with cell concentration and yield provided
- Expert nursing and medical staff
- Use of FDA-approved equipment at our headquarters location
- AABB Accreditation
- Resulting cellular product can be shipped as needed
- Close proximity to international airports
Cellular Life Solutions has been collecting hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) products since 2011, as a partner with FDA-approved commercial immunotherapy. We are a global partner in the Be The Match BioTherapies® Collection Network and also independently collect for biotech, biopharma and academic institutions. Nationally recognized as a Center of Excellence by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), we are proud of our status as a leader in cellular therapy collections.
We use the latest Techno custom medical chairs for the best lounging experience. During the collection, donors and patients will sit in total comfort, with pillows and blankets. The chair features remote control high-precision power recline and allows donors and patients to kick off their shoes and raise their feet to relax or take a nap. A bedside table is close by for drinks, books, or personal devices. Each collection space offers a personal 42-inch television, with satellite tv and headphones. Our Family Waiting Area includes reclining family seating, televisions, and refreshments.
If you have any cellular therapy needs, let us know how we can help you.