Immune Cell Tools for Transplantation Research

Although organ transplantation has added millions of life-years to recipients and advanced considerably since the 1980s, one-year survival rates for solid-organ transplants have plateaued in recent years, and long-term survival rates have not changed much since the ‘80s.1 Research into the immune system’s role in organ transplantation success is critical to improving these rates, particularly…

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Immunology for Non-Immunologists: Mitigating Shipment Stress on Cellular Products

Transferring immune cell products from the freezer to shipment containers and eventually to the end user’s freezer involves big temperature swings and potential stress on the cells. With many years of experience as an immune cell provider shipping products worldwide, we have perfected our temperature control and shipping processes. Our standard shipping methods will mitigate…

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Ask A Scientist: How to Use Antigen-Specific T Cells as a Control for Tetramer Staining

Peptide-MHC tetramer staining is a common practice with both R&D and clinical applications in infectious disease investigations, vaccine development, immunotherapy and autoimmunity research, and transplantation. Experimentally, this method can be used to measure detailed T cell responses and functions. Clinically, peptide-MHC tetramer staining is used to count, track, and phenotype T cells during infections and…

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