Rapid establishment of the European Bank for induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (EBiSC): The Hot Start experience

Paul A. De Sousa, Rachel Steeg, Elisabeth Wachter, Kevin Bruce, Jason King, Marieke Hoeve, Shalinee Khadun, George Mcconnachie, Julie Holder, Andreas Kurtz, Stefanie Seltmann, Johannes Dewender, Sascha Reimann, Glyn Stacey, Orla O'shea, Charlotte Chapman, Lyn Healy, Heiko Zimmermann, Bryan Bolton, Trisha RawatIsobel Atkin, Anna Veiga, Bernd Kuebler, Blanca Miranda Serano, Tomo Saric, Jürgen Hescheler, Oliver Brüstle, Michael Peitz, Cornelia Thiele, Niels Geijsen, Bjørn Holst, Christian Clausen, Majlinda Lako, Lyle Armstrong, Shailesh K. Gupta, Alexander J. Kvist, Ryan Hicks, Anna Jonebring, Gabriella Brolén, Andreas Ebneth, Alfredo Cabrera-socorro, Patrik Foerch, Martine Geraerts, Tina C. Stummann, Shawn Harmon, Carol George, Ian Streeter, Laura Clarke, Helen Parkinson, Peter W. Harrison, Adam Faulconbridge, Luca Cherubin, Tony Burdett, Cesar Trigueros, Minal J Patel, Christa Lucas, Barry Hardy, Rok Predan, Joh Dokler, Maja Brajnik, Oliver Keminer, Ole Pless, Philip Gribbon, Carsten Claussen, Annette Ringwald, Beate Kreisel, Aidan Courtney, Timothy E. Allsopp

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Abstract

Abstract
A fast track “Hot Start” process was implemented to launch the European Bank for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (EBiSC) to provide early release of a range of established control and disease linked human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines. Established practice amongst consortium members was surveyed to arrive at harmonised and publically accessible Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs) for tissue procurement, bio-sample tracking, iPSC expansion, cryopreservation, qualification and distribution to the research community. These were implemented to create a quality managed foundational collection of lines and associated data made available for distribution. Here we report on the successful outcome of this experience and work flow for banking and facilitating access to an otherwise disparate European resource, with lessons to benefit the international research community.

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The report focuses on the EBiSC experience of rapidly establishing an operational capacity to procure, bank and distribute a foundational collection of established hiPSC lines. It validates the feasibility and defines the challenges of harnessing and integrating the capability and productivity of centres across Europe using commonly available resources currently in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-114
Number of pages10
JournalStem Cell Research
Volume20
Early online date7 Mar 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

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