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Background: Cell-based therapy products are supposed to be the most complex medicine products in the history of human medical care. In this study, we established a safety evaluation system for therapeutic stromal cells based on the existing regulations and current testing techniques to provide general quality requirements for human umbilical cord mesenchymal stromal cell (HUCMSC) therapy product. Methods: In this system, we comprehensively evaluate the environmental monitoring program, quality control of critical raw materials and reagents, donor screening criteria, cell safety, quality, and biological effects, not only in line with the basic criteria of biological products, but also following the general requirements of drugs. Results: The qualified HUCMSCs were tested for various clinical researches in our hospital, and no severe adverse reaction was observed in 225 patients during a 1-year follow-up period. Conclusion: In this study, we establish a systemic quality control and potent assays to guarantee the safety and effectiveness of HUCMSCs based on a minimum set of standards in MSC-based product.
Xie, Y., Liu, W., Liu, S., Wang, L., Mu, D., Cui, Y., … Wang, B. (2020). The quality evaluation system establishment of mesenchymal stromal cells for cell-based therapy products. Stem Cell Research and Therapy, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13287-020-01696-6