HemaCare Plays Mission Critical Role in Global Cellular Therapy Development
(Los Angeles, CA – September 12, 2017) For many years, HemaCare (OTCBB: HEMA) has been at the epicenter of cellular therapy, immunotherapy, and regenerative medicine research by providing researchers from biotech and pharma companies with mission critical human biological materials from reliable and recallable donors. This includes process development material for autologous therapies (patient’s own cells used to treat disease), as well as supplying starting material for allogeneic cell therapies (healthy donor material used to create “off the shelf” treatments). The ability to manipulate immune cells and reprogram them to target cancer and other diseases represents a new era in medicine, preceded by years of research and development using primary human cells from donors, including those collected and processed by HemaCare.
Our clients continue to request our expertise and rely upon our ability to provide cGMP collections as their development efforts move into advanced stages of development, including clinical trials and manufacturing of pharmaceutical-grade cells. With a strong global research and development pipeline, the pace of approvals for cellular therapy is poised to increase, and it is an exciting time not only for our customers, but for the many patients who will benefit from these revolutionary therapies.
“HemaCare is proud to continue playing a key role supporting the research and process development of therapies at various stages ranging from initial research all the way through commercialization of our clients’ projects,” said Pete van der Wal, HemaCare’s Chief Executive Officer. “HemaCare is thrilled to see the hard work and investment pay off for the benefit of patients all over the world, and congratulates the dedicated teams of scientists and doctors who are making these therapies a reality.”
HemaCare is a global leader in the customization of human-derived biological products and services for biomedical research, drug discovery and cellular therapy process development. The company’s network of FDA-registered, GMP/GTP-compliant collection centers ensure fresh donor material is available to customers and for use within HemaCare’s isolation laboratory. Human biological material including peripheral blood, bone marrow, and cord blood is isolated into various primary cells types for fresh and frozen distribution. For 40 years, HemaCare has developed an extensive registry of repeat donors and provides human-derived primary blood cells and tissues for biomedical and drug discovery research and cell therapy clinical trials, and supports commercialization with apheresis collections, directly enabling customers to advance both autologous and allogeneic cellular therapies.
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