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Optimizing the Quality of Cell Therapy Starting Materials
Dominic Clarke, PhD and Marie Aragon, RN, BSN. HemaCare Corporation
RegMedNet, October 2018
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Single-cell multiplexed cytokine profiling of CD19 CAR-T cells reveals a diverse landscape of polyfunctional antigenspecific response
Qiong Xue, Emily Bettini, Patrick Paczkowski, Colin Ng, Alaina Kaiser, Timothy McConnell, Olja Kodrasi, Máire F. Quigley, James Heath, Rong Fan, Sean Mackay, Mark E. Dudley, Sadik H. Kassim and Jing Zhou
BioMed Central, Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, 2017.

Application of Raman Spectroscopy and Univariate Modelling As a Process Analytical Technology for Cell Therapy Bioprocessing
Marc-Olivier Baradez, Daniela Biziato, et al
Frontiers in Medicine, Innovative Therapies (March 2018)

Potent Immune Modulation by MEDI6383, an Engineered Human OX40 Ligand IgG4P Fc Fusion Protein
Michael D Oberst, Catherine Auge, Chad Morris, ET AL
AACR Journals (March 2018)

The important relationship between cooling and thawing rates on human t cell quality
J. Baboo, P. Kilbride, et al
Cytotherapy, The Journal of Cell Therapy (May 2017)

Integration of a CD19 CAR into the TCR Alpha Chain Locus Streamlines Production of Allogeneic Gene-Edited CAR T Cells
Daniel T.MacLeod, Jeyaraj Antony, ET AL
Molecular Therapy, Volume 25, Issue 4, 5 April 2017, Pages 949-961

Efficient Ex Vivo Engineering and Expansion of Highly Purified Human Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cell Populations for Gene Therapy
ErikaZonari, Giacomo Desantis, ET AL
Stem Cell Reports, Volume 8, Issue 4, 11 April 2017, Pages 977-990

Improving Gene Therapy Efficiency through the Enrichment of Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Katelyn E.Masiuk, Devin Brown, et al
Molecular Therapy, Volume 25, Issue 9, 6 September 2017, Pages 2163-2175

Effector function of CTLs is increased by irradiated colorectal tumor cells that modulate OX‑40L and 4‑1BBL and is reversed following dual blockade
Anita Kumari and Charlie Garnett‑Benson*
BMC Research Notes. 2016; 9:92.
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Mononuclear Cells

A Positive Control for Detection of Functional CD4 T Cells in PBMC: The CPI Pool
Annemarie Schiller 1, Ting Zhang, et al
MDPI Journals, (December 2017)


Single-molecule quantification of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine for diagnosis of blood and colon cancers
Noa Gilat, Tzlil Tabachnik, et al
Clinical EpigeneticsThe official journal of the Clinical Epigenetics Society (July 2017)


T0001, a variant of TNFR2-Fc fusion protein, exhibits improved Fc effector functions through increased binding to membrane-bound TNFα
Yijun Shen, Gang Li, et al
PLOS ONE Journal (May 2017)


SIRT1 and AMPK pathways are essential for the proliferation and survival of primary effusion lymphoma cells
Meilan He, Brandon Tan, Karthik Vasan, et al
The Journal of Pathology, (April 2017)


Reduced representation optical methylation mapping (R2OM2)
Assaf Grunwald, Hila Sharim, et al
bioRxiv: The Reprint Server for Biology (March 2017)


CD40-Mediated NF-κB Activation in B Cells Is Increased in Multiple Sclerosis and Modulated by Therapeutics
Ding Chen, Sara J. Ireland, Gina Remington, Enrique Alvarez, Michael K. Racke, Benjamin Greenberg, Elliot M. Frohman, Nancy L. Monson
Journal of Immunology (December 1, 2016), Volume 197, Number 11, Pages 4257-4265.


B cells from relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis patients support neuro-antigen-specific Th17 responses
Sara J. Ireland, Alyssa A. Guzman, Elliot M. Frohman, Nancy L. Monson
Journal of Neuroimmunology 291 (2016) 46-53.
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X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein mediates tumor cell resistance to antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity
M K Evans, S J Sauer, et al
Cell Death & Disease (January 2016)


STING agonist formulated cancer vaccines can cure established tumors resistant to PD-1
Juan Fu, David B. Kanne, Meredith Leong, Laura Hix Glickman, Sarah M. McWhirter, Edward Lemmens, Ken Mechette, Justin J. Leong, Peter Lauer, Weiqun Liu, Kelsey E. Sivick, Qi Zeng, Kevin C. Soares, Lei Zheng, Daniel A. Portnoy, Joshua J. Woodward, Drew M. Pardoll, Thomas W. Dubensky Jr., and Young Kim
Science Translational Medicine; Volume 7, Issue 283, Pages 283ra52, 2015 April 15.
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Human esophageal myofibroblasts secrete pro-inflammatory cytokines in response to acid and toll-like receptor-4 ligands
Matthew Gargus, Chao Niu, John Vallone, Jana Binkley, Deborah C. Rubin, Anisa Shaker
American Journal of Physiology. 2015 April 16.
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Precision Cancer Immunotherapy: Optimizing Dendritic Cell-based Strategies to Induce Tumor Antigen-specific T-cell Responses Against Individual Patient Tumors.
Osada, Takuya; Nagaoka, Koji; Takahara, Masashi; Yang, Xiao Yi; Liu, Cong-Xiao; Guo, Hongtao; Roy Choudhury, Kingshuk; Hobeika, Amy; Hartman, Zachary; Morse, Michael A.; Lyerly, H. Kim
Journal of Immunotherapy. Volume 38, Issue 4, Pages 155–164, May 2015.
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A Subset of CD8αβ+ Invariant NKT Cells in a Humanized Mouse Model.
Xiangshu Wen, Seil Kim, Ran Xiong, Michelle Li, Agnieszka Lawrenczyk, Xue Huang, Si-Yi Chen, Ping Rao, Gurdyal S. Besra, Paolo Dellabona, Giulia Casorati, Steven A. Porcelli, Omid Akbari, Mark A. Exley, and Weiming Yuan
Journal of Immunology. 2015 August; 195:1459-1469.


The Effect of Glatiramer Acetate Therapy on Functional Properties of B Cells From Patients With Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Sara J. Ireland, BA; Alyssa A. Guzman, BS; Dina E. O’Brien, BS; Samuel Hughes; Benjamin Greenberg, MD; Angela Flores, MD; Donna Graves, MD; Gina Remington, BSN, RN; Elliot M. Frohman, MD, PhD; Laurie S. Davis, PhD; Nancy L. Monson, PhD
JAMA Neurology. 2014 September 29
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Identification of novel human leukocyte antigen-A*0201-restricted, cytotoxic T lymphocyte epitopes on CD133 for cancer stem cell immunotherapy.
Jianfei Ji, Valeria A. Judkowski, Gentao Liu, Hongqiang Wang, Alcinette Bunying, Zhenhua Li, Minlin Xu, James Bender, Clemencia Pinilla and John S. Yu
Stem Cells Translational Medicine. 2014 March; 3(3):356-64.
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Nucleotide Insertions and Deletions Complement Point Mutations to Massively Expand the Diversity Created by Somatic Hypermutation of Antibodies.
Peter M. Bowers, Petra Verdino, Zhengyuan Wang, Jean da Silva Correia, Mark Chhoa, Griffin Macondray, Minjee Do, Tamlyn Y. Neben, Robert A. Horlick, Robyn L. Stanfield, Ian A. Wilson, and David J. King
The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2014 November; 289:33557-33567.
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Reduction of total IgE by targeted coengagement of IgE B-cell receptor and FcγRIIb with Fc-engineered antibody
Seung Y. Chu, PhD,* Holly M. Horton, PhD,* Erik Pong, MS, Irene W. L. Leung, PhD, Hsing Chen, MS, Duc-Hanh Nguyen, BS, Cristina Bautista, BS, Umesh S. Muchhal, PhD, Matthew J. Bernett, PhD, Gregory L. Moore, PhD, David E. Szymkowski, PhD, and John R. Desjarlais, PhD
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; Volume 129, Issue 4, Pages 1102-1115, April 2012
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A novel bispecific antibody format enables simultaneous bivalent and monovalent co-engagement of distinct target antigens
Gregory L. Moore*, Cristina Bautista, Erik Pong, Duc-Hanh T. Nguyen, Jonathan Jacinto, Araz Eivazi, Umesh S. Muchhal, Sher Karki, Seung Y. Chu, and Greg A. Lazar
mAbs; 3(6): 546–557; November/December 2011.
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Turning T cells on: epigenetically enhanced expression of effector T-cell costimulatory molecules on irradiated human tumor cells
Anita Kumari, Ercan Cacan, Susanna F Greer and Charlie Garnett-Benson*
Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2013, 1:17.
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A Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction Test to Enumerate Leukocytes in Allograft Tissue and the Implications for Donor Eligibility Testing
Cari E. Podzemny, Matthew D. Brenton, Scott A. Brubaker, Russell C. Marians
Cells Tissues Organs; Volume 198, Number 3:221-226.
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Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Progenitor Cells from Cartilage: Grade Specific Differences in Stem Cell Marker Expression
M Mazor, A Cesaro, et al
MDPI Journals, (August 2017)


NK Cells
Characterization of FcγRIIIA effector cells used in in vitro ADCC bioassay: Comparison of primary NK cells with engineered NK-92 and Jurkat T cells
Yao-TeHsieha, Poonam Aggarwal, et al
Journal of Immunological Methods, Volume 441, February 2017, Pages 56-66


CD3 Cells
RUNX1 regulates site specificity of DNA demethylation by recruitment of DNA demethylation machineries in hematopoietic cells
Takahiro Suzuki, Yuri Shimizu, et al
American Society of Hematology, Blood Journal (2017)


CD4 T Cells
MCPIP1 restricts HIV infection and is rapidly degraded in activated CD4+ T cells
Shufeng Liu, Chao Qiu, Ruidong Miao, Jianhua Zhou, Aram Lee, Baoming Liu, Sandra N. Lester, Weihui Fu, Lingyan Zhu, Linxia Zhang, Jianqing Xu, Daping Fan, Kui Li, Mingui Fu, and Tianyi Wang
PNAS 2013 110 (47) 19083-19088
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CD19 B Cells
Opportunistic DNA Recombination With Epstein-Barr Virus at Sites of Control Region Rearrangements Mediating JC Virus Neurovirulence
Margaret J. Wortman, Patric S. Lundberg, Ayuna V. Dagdanova, Pranav Venkataraman, Dianne C. Daniel and Edward M. Johnson
The Journal of Infectious Disease, May 2016; 213: 1436 – 1443.
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Suppression of IGF binding protein-3 by palmitate promotes hepatic inflammatory responses
Hae-Ki Min, Hitoshi Maruyama, Byoung Kuk Jang, Masahiko Shimada, Faridoddin Mirshahi, Shunlin Ren, Youngman Oh, Puneet Puri, Arun J. Sanyal
The FASEB Journal (December 2016), Volume 30, Number 12, Pages 4071-4082.


Dual Transcriptome Profiling of Leishmania-Infected Human Macrophages Reveals Distinct Reprogramming Signatures
Maria Cecilia Fernandes, Laura A. L. Dillon, Ashton Trey Belew, Hector Corrada Bravo, David M. Mosser, Najib M. El-Sayed
mBio; 10 May 2016; vol. 7, no. 3, e00027-16.
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Unprocessed Bone Marrow

Long-Term Engraftment and Fetal Globin Induction upon BCL11A Gene Editing in Bone-Marrow-Derived CD34+ Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells
Kai-HsinChang, Sarah E.Smith, TimothySullivan, et al
Molecular Therapy, Methods & Clinical Development, Volume 4, 17 March 2017, pages 137-148


Characterization of the Cellular Output of a Point-of-Care Device and the Implications for Addressing Critical Limb Ischemia
Woodell-May, Jennifer E., Tan, Matthew L., King, William J., Swift, Matthew J., Welch, Zachary R., Murphy, Michael P., McKale, James M.
BioResearch Open Access. November 2015, 4(1): 417-424. 
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Whole Blood

Integrated Genomic Characterization of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Benjamin J.Raphael, Ralph H.Hruban, Andrew J. Aguirre, Richard A.Moffitt,  et al
Cancer Cell, 
Volume 32, Issue 2, 14 August 2017, Pages 185-203.e13


A Novel Technology for Multiplex Gene Expression Analysis Directly from Whole Blood Samples Stabilized at Ambient Temperature Using an RNA-Stabilizing Buffer
Chang Hee Kim, Majid Abedi, Yenbou Liu, Sree Panuganti, Francisco Flores, Kevin R. Shah, Hannah Catterall, Krishna S. Morampudi, Robert Terbrueggen
Journal of Molecular Diagnostics; Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 118–127, March 2015
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Circulating Tumor Cells: Clinically Relevant Molecular Access Based on a Novel CTC Flow Cell
Jessamine P. Winer-Jones*, Behrad Vahidi, Norma Arquilevich, Cong Fang, Samuel Ferguson, Darren Harkins, Cory Hill, Erich Klem, Paul C. Pagano, Chrissy Peasley, Juan Romero, Robert Shartle, Robert C. Vasko, William M. Strauss, Paul W. Dempsey
PLoS ONE 9(1): e86717.
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Four-part leukocyte differential count based on sheathless microflow cytometer and fluorescent dye assay
Wendian Shi, Luke Guo, Harvey Kasdan, and Yu-Chong Tai*
Lab Chip, 2013, 13, 1257.
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Slowed decay of mRNAs enhances platelet specific translation
Eric W. Mills, Rachel Green, Nicholas T. Ingolia
American Society of Hematology, Blood Journal (2017)


The Effects of Platelet-rich Plasma on Cell Proliferation and Adipogenic Potential of Adipose-derived Stem Cells.
Liao HT, James IB, Marra K, Rubin JP
Tissue Engineering Part A. 2015 Sep 29
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Optimized Library Prep for Cell-Free DNA from Human Plasma
Jan Risinger, Josh Kinman, Marianna Goldrick
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Epitope-Specific Immunotherapy Targeting CD4-Positive T Cells in Celiac Disease: Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Effects on Intestinal Histology and Plasma Cytokines with Escalating Dose Regimens of Nexvax2 in a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 1 Study
A. James M.DavesonaHooi C.Ee, et al
EBioMedicine, Volume 26, December 2017, Pages 78-90


Alpha-l-Fucosidase Immunoassay for Early Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Eric Waidely, Abdulrahman O. Al-Youbi, et al
American Chemical Society Publications (July 2017)


Evaluation of a New Recombinant Antigen-Based Virotech Treponema Pallidum Screen ELISA for Diagnosis of Syphilis
Clemens Busse, Mojdeh Heidary Navid, Andreas Strubel, Paul Schnitzler
Clinical Laboratory. 2013;59(5-6):523-9.
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Optimizing the Quality of Cell Therapy Starting Materials
Dominic Clarke, PhD and Marie Aragon, RN, BSN. HemaCare Corporation
RegMedNet, October 2018
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Optimizing Starting Material Quality for Cellular Therapeutics
Dominic Clarke, PhD and Marie Aragon, RN, BSN. HemaCare Corporation
Biopharma, Technology Networks, August 2018
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The Importance of Collection, Processing and Biopreservation Best Practices in Determining CAR-T Starting Material Quality
Lou Juliano, George Eastwood, Todd Berard, and Aby J. Mathew, PhD
Cell Gene Therapy Insights 2018; 4(4), 327-336, May 2018


Human-derived raw materials: Controlled, consistent collections enable successful manufacturing of cell-based regenerative medicine products.
Thomas Ramos, Wenshi Wang, PhD, Jacob Okhovat, Gaytha McPherson, and Scott Burger, MD
Journal of Immunology. 2014 May; 192:69.15.


Cellular Raw Material Collection in Cell Therapy: Critical Determinant of Product Quality
Scott R. Burger, MD, Louis Juliano, and Wenshi Wang, PhD
Drug Discovery World. 2014; Volume I5, Issue 3 – Summer 20I4:29-34.
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