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The Dideco "Pluricell System" is a commercially available closed device composed of an expansion chamber and a kit of certified reagents that allow haematopoietic stem cell expansion. We have expanded seven umbilical cord blood (UCB) samples following the manufacturer's instructions; two groups of irradiated NOD-SCID mice have been transplanted with(More)
To obtain long-term engraftment and hematopoiesis in myeloablated patients, the cell population used for hematopoietic reconstitution should include a sufficient number of early pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), along with committed cells from the various lineages. For this purpose, the small subset of CD34+ cells purified from different sources(More)
Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is a source of hematopoietic progenitor cells and is used as an alternative to the bone marrow or peripheral blood for treatment of several onco-hematological diseases. Because of the limited number of CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells present in UCB units and of the elevated costs of cryopreservation, it is of paramount importance(More)
This report describes the development of a one-tube multiplex reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR assay for the simultaneous detection of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in plasma samples. The assay was evaluated with two panels of HCV- and HIV-1-positive samples, as well as negative plasma specimens. Extraction and amplification(More)
Official reports relate that, in the US, one patient/month dies as a result of the emergency oxygenator change-out procedure, and the permanent injury of some patients is the result of current oxygenator change-out procedures or oxygenator failures, both in extracorporeal circulation (ECC) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The aim of this(More)