Report of the International Stem Cell Banking Initiative Workshop Activity: Current Hurdles and Progress in Seed-Stock Banking of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Jung Hyun Kim, Andreas Kurtz, Bao Zhu Yuan, Fanyi Zeng, Geoff Lomax, Jeanne F. Loring, Jeremy Crook, Ji Hyeon Ju, Laura Clarke, Maneesha S. Inamdar, Martin Pera, Meri T. Firpo, Michael Sheldon, Nafees Rahman, Orla O'Shea, Patricia Pranke, Qi Zhou, Rosario Isasi, Ruttachuk Rungsiwiwut, Shin KawamataSteve Oh, Tenneille Ludwig, Tohru Masui, Thomas J. Novak, Tsuneo Takahashi, Wataru Fujibuchi, Soo Kyung Koo, Glyn N. Stacey

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Abstract

This article summarizes the recent activity of the International Stem Cell Banking Initiative (ISCBI) held at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) in California (June 26, 2016) and the Korean National Institutes for Health in Korea (October 19–20, 2016). Through the workshops, ISCBI is endeavoring to support a new paradigm for human medicine using pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) for cell therapies. Priority considerations for ISCBI include ensuring the safety and efficacy of a final cell therapy product and quality assured source materials, such as stem cells and primary donor cells. To these ends, ISCBI aims to promote global harmonization on quality and safety control of stem cells for research and the development of starting materials for cell therapies, with regular workshops involving hPSC banking centers, biologists, and regulatory bodies. Here, we provide a brief overview of two such recent activities, with summaries of key issues raised. Stem Cells Translational Medicine 2017;6:1956–1962.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1956-1962
Number of pages7
JournalStem Cells Translational Medicine
Volume6
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Data standardization
  • Human embryonic stem cell (hESC)
  • Human pluripotent stem cells
  • Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)
  • Informed consents
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control
  • Stem cell banking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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    Kim, J. H., Kurtz, A., Yuan, B. Z., Zeng, F., Lomax, G., Loring, J. F., Crook, J., Ju, J. H., Clarke, L., Inamdar, M. S., Pera, M., Firpo, M. T., Sheldon, M., Rahman, N., O'Shea, O., Pranke, P., Zhou, Q., Isasi, R., Rungsiwiwut, R., ... Stacey, G. N. (2017). Report of the International Stem Cell Banking Initiative Workshop Activity: Current Hurdles and Progress in Seed-Stock Banking of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. Stem Cells Translational Medicine, 6(11), 1956-1962. https://doi.org/10.1002/sctm.17-0144