Assisting with Bone Marrow Harvest
The Cellular Therapy Laboratory scientists have been trained in sterile surgical techniques and have the ability to assist the transplant physician in the operating room during bone marrow harvest procedures. The laboratory prepares an appropriate amount of suitable media to be used during the harvest. During the procedure the Cellular Therapy Laboratory scientist will monitor the amount of the harvested bone marrow collected. At the completion of the harvest, Cellular Therapy Laboratory personnel will filter the bone marrow product and label according to established regulatory requirements.
Infusion of HPCs
Trained Cellular Therapy Laboratory personnel transport HPC products from Carter BloodCare to the transplant facility. Cryopreserved products are transported in a validated liquid nitrogen transporter (called dry shipper) while liquid products are transported in a validated transport cooler. Once at the patient’s bedside, the HPC product is properly verified with the physician’s order and patient identification. If cryopreserved, HPC products are thawed by Carter BloodCare’s Cellular Therapy Laboratory scientists at the patient’s bedside prior to issue to the infusionist.
Carter BloodCare’s Cellular Therapy Laboratory has involvement with several ongoing clinical trials including CAR T cell therapies. The laboratory collaborates with the clinical research team and the study protocol sponsors to implement processes for safe and effective way to provide study products in these clinical trials. Data from these trials has been generated to help with new cutting edge therapies.