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LPC Snapshot July 2023


Implementation of Expanded Post-Thaw Viability Testing

A Clinical Cell Therapy Laboratory Experience


Dr. Elena Maryamchik, MD
Director of Cell Therapy Laboratory 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

In this month’s LPC Snapshot, Dr. Maryamchik shares the experience of a clinical cell therapy laboratory implementing an expanded post-thaw viability testing program. The snapshot summarizes methods of post-thaw viability testing, the vague regulatory standards governing such a program, and the importance of setting up this testing in a clinical laboratory. Dr. Maryamchik discusses the challenges of implementing such a program and presents solutions. She also shares recommendations for tools that have helped her team. This review is a must-read for any growing cell therapy lab.

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