Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease associated with shortness of breath and coughing due to poor airflow in the lungs. COPD is a progressive disease that ultimately limits the physical activities of those who suffer from it. Multiple factors contribute to COPD, including smoking, air pollution, and exposure to airborne irritants.
High-quality samples are paramount in developing new treatments for COPD. HemaCare sources, isolates, and ships human samples under rigorously controlled protocols to provide the optimum starting material for your research.
Patients diagnosed with COPD are recruited as donors for research products. They review and sign an independent biomedical review board (IRB) approved procedure-specific consent form prior to the collection.
Either prepare cells for long-term storage in Liquid Nitrogen vapor phase or thaw for use. Storage in liquid phase nitrogen is NOT recommended. Short-term storage of cells (less than 2 weeks) at -80°C is acceptable but should be minimized to ensure maximum stability. Once thawed, samples must be used immediately.
Donors are tested for HBV, HCV, and HIV, unless requested otherwise.
PBMC Flow Data
Please note that the frequency of cell type via principal markers is highly variable and can be significantly influenced by the type of disease, medication prescribed to the donor, and how the donor reacts to the medication. These graphs and their subsequent cell frequencies are representative sample and are not indicative of received samples.