Cellular Therapy

NYBC Hematopoietic Stem Cell Services provide comprehensive support for bone marrow transplant physicians and their patients at hospitals throughout the tri-state area.

Clinical Apheresis Services

  • Mobile peripheral blood stem cell apheresis collections.
  • Medical expertise in essential mobilization protocols. 

Cellular Therapy Laboratory

  • Located at 310 East 67th Street, New York, NY, 10065.
  • Provides state-of-the-art laboratory services to bone marrow transplant programs.
  • FACT and AABB accredited.
  • FDA registered, New York State Department of Health permitted.

Available Services

  • Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell (HPC) Products (HPC, Apheresis; HPC, Bone Marrow; HPC, Cord Blood), Donor Lymphocyte Infusions (DLI), and other therapeutic cell products as requested:
    • Plasma reduction
    • Red blood cell reduction
    • CliniMACS cell enrichment and cell depletion procedures. Note: The procedures are currently not licensed and therefore require FDA approval (IND or compassionate use approval).
    • Procedures requested by you and developed and validated in collaboration with our Directors and staff.
    • Flow cytometry: CD 34+ cell enumeration, CD 3+ cell enumeration, viability (7AAD)
    • Cryopreservation
    • Storage in liquid freezers electronically monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Parathyroid Tissue Cryopreservation and Storage
  • Disease Specific Tissue Banking for Research

NYBC’S Cellular Therapy Laboratory is Unique 

  • Performs comprehensive laboratory procedures.
  • Provides all documents required for donor and product qualification.
  • Labels all products according to FDA, FACT, and AABB standards.
  • Maintains rigorous quality assurance and control standards.
  • Our Laboratory and Medical Directors are available to assist, consult, and provide you with documents necessary for regulatory compliance and FACT and AABB accreditation.

Experience and Quality is Key

  • NYBC Cellular Therapy Laboratory provides complete service
    • More than 20 years of experience.
    • Processed more than 15,000 hematopoietic stem cell products.
    • Found matches that resulted in 5,000 successful bone marrow transplants.
  • Our Laboratory and Medical Directors’ training and experience exceed New York State, FACT, and AABB requirements. 
  • Skilled, highly trained, experienced, licensed technologists perform all procedures.
  • Quality Assurance staff provides independent quality oversight.
  • Trained couriers to transport HPC products to and from your facility and the CTL.
  • We perform all purity and potency quality control assays:
    • TNC
    • ABO/Rh, if applicable
    • CD 34+ cell enumeration and viability by flow cytometry
    • CD 3+ cell enumeration as applicable and or requested by the transplant physician
    • Sterility: BacT Alert System
    • Endotoxin (if requested by transplant physician)
    • Your special testing needs
  • Equipment and supplies are maintained under rigorous quality assurance protocols.
  • Only clinical grade, sterile supplies and reagents are used.
  • All reagents and supplies are carefully inspected and qualified prior to use.
  • We track and trend infusion-related adverse events and engraftment data.
  • We perform all equipment quality control and maintenance according to regulatory and FACT and AABB standards.
  • Liquid nitrogen freezers are electronically monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • Our on-call technologist is available at all times to handle emergency procedures.
  • We collaborate with you to develop and validate innovative procedures as needed by your program. 

Why use New York Blood Center?

  • Our staff is highly experienced with collections for specialized research protocols as well as collections for bone marrow transplantation. We are a major apheresis provider in the New York City area for the National Marrow Donor Program as well as for collections for Dendreon. 
  • 24-hour availability of therapeutic apheresis services.
  • We can bring all equipment, supplies, and staffing directly to your facility. Alternatively, collections can be performed at one of our NYBC apheresis facilities located throughout the tri-state area.
  • Our service maintains continuous accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy and the AABB. We meet all New York State and FDA regulations and any applicable IRB-related requirements.
  • Standard or specialized cellular therapy processing and liquid nitrogen vapor storage can also be arranged through our on-site cellular therapy processing laboratory. 
  • We offer the latest, evidence-based apheresis techniques and technology.

Want more information? 

Toll-Free: 866.956.NYBC (6922)

Email: NYBCTAS@nybloodcenter.org

Cellular Therapy Laboratory: 212.570.3494

CELLTHERAPY@nybloodcenter.org

Helpful Resources

Cellular Therapy Lab and Apheresis Collection Services.pdf (509.4 KB)