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GMP Tiered Cell Banking of Non-enzymatically Isolated Dermal Progenitor Fibroblasts for Allogenic Regenerative Medicine

  • Alexis Laurent
  • Corinne Scaletta
  • Murielle Michetti
  • Nathalie Hirt-Burri
  • Anthony S. de Buys Roessingh
  • Wassim Raffoul
  • Lee Ann ApplegateEmail author
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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series

Abstract

Non-enzymatically isolated primary dermal progenitor fibroblasts derived from fetal organ donations are ideal cell types for allogenic musculoskeletal regenerative therapeutic applications. These cell types are differentiated, highly proliferative in standard in vitro culture conditions and extremely stable throughout their defined lifespans. Technical simplicity, robustness of bioprocessing and relatively small therapeutic dose requirements enable pragmatic and efficient production of clinical progenitor fibroblast lots under cGMP standards. Herein we describe optimized and standardized monolayer culture expansion protocols using dermal progenitor fibroblasts isolated under a Fetal Transplantation Program for the establishment of GMP tiered Master, Working and End of Production cryopreserved Cell Banks. Safety, stability and quality parameters are assessed through stringent testing of progeny biological materials, in view of clinical application to human patients suffering from diverse cutaneous chronic and acute affections. These methods and approaches, coupled to adequate cell source optimization, enable the obtention of a virtually limitless source of highly consistent and safe biological therapeutic material to be used for innovative regenerative medicine applications.

Keywords

Cell therapy Clinical cell banking Dermal fibroblasts GMP manufacturing Optimized protocols Organ donation Progenitor cells Safety testing 

Abbreviations

ATMP

Advanced therapy medicinal product

BPyV

Bovine polyomavirus

CD

Cluster of differentiation

cGMP

Current good manufacturing practices

CMV

Cytomegalovirus

CPMP

European Union Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products

DMEM

Dulbecco’s modified Eagle medium

DMSO

Dimethylsulfoxide

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid

D-PBS

Dulbecco’s phosphate-buffered saline

EBV

Epstein-Barr virus

EOP

End of production

EOPCB

End of Production Cell Bank

FACS

Fluorescence-activated cell sorting

FBS

Fetal bovine serum

FDA

US Food and Drug Administration

GLP

Good laboratory practices

GMP

Good manufacturing practices

HAV

Hepatitis A virus

HBoV

Human bocavirus

HBV

Hepatitis B virus

hCMV

Human cytomegalovirus

HCV

Hepatitis C virus

HHV-6/7/8

Human herpes viruses types 6, 7 and 8

HIV-1/2

Human immunodeficiency viruses types 1 and 2

HLA

Human leukocyte antigen

HPL

Human platelet lysate

HPV

Human papilloma virus

HSA

Human serum albumin

HTLV-1/2

Human T-cell leukemia-lymphoma viruses types 1 and 2

HuPyV

Human polyomavirus

IPC

In-process control

KIPyV

KI polyomavirus

MCB

Master Cell Bank

PCB

Parental Cell Bank

PCR

Polymerase chain reaction

PDT

Population doubling time

PDV

Population doubling value

PWCB

Pilot Working Cell Bank

QFPERT

Quantitative fluorescent product enhanced reverse transcriptase

QRM

Quality risk management

SOP

Standard operating procedure

TEM

Transmission electron microscopy

WCB

Working Cell Bank

WUPyV

WU polyomavirus

Notes

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank the S.A.N.T.E and Sandoz Foundations for their commitments to the Fetal Biobanking Program through the years. We would like to thank Mrs. Judith Applegate for her reviewing of spelling and grammar of the manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexis Laurent
    • 1
    • 2
  • Corinne Scaletta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Murielle Michetti
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nathalie Hirt-Burri
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anthony S. de Buys Roessingh
    • 3
  • Wassim Raffoul
    • 2
  • Lee Ann Applegate
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Regenerative Therapy Unit, Musculoskeletal Medicine DepartmentLausanne University Hospital, University of LausanneEpalingesSwitzerland
  2. 2.Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery Service, Lausanne University Hospital, University of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Pediatric Surgery Service, Lausanne University Hospital, University of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  4. 4.Oxford Suzhou Center for Advanced Research, Science and Technology Co. Ltd., Oxford UniversitySuzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  5. 5.Competence Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine, University of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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