Combining their expertise in clinical trials support and cellular therapies, BloodCenter of Wisconsin (BCW) and the San Diego Blood Bank (SDBB) have created a strategic partnership to accelerate advancements in research and patient care.
Together, BloodCenter of Wisconsin and San Diego Blood Bank will offer CelluvativeT — a portfolio of products and clinical trial services that will include esoteric laboratory testing, blood products for research and manufacturing applications, cell processing, and access to a broad database of diverse donors who have expressed interest in clinical trials.
“We are able to offer end-to-end services to academic organizations, research institutions and other industry partners who are working to develop novel cellular therapy approaches,” Matthew Anderson, MD, PhD, medical director, BloodCenter of Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories, said. “Our Celluvative portfolio enables access to an extremely diverse donor database — an invaluable resource to enable advances in the area of regenerative medicine and drug discovery.”
The evolving field of cellular therapy plays a vital role in the treatment — and potentially cure — of diseases including leukemia and lymphoma, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, traumatic brain injuries, diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.
“We are truly positioned to help organizations across the country transform patient care,” Robert Tressler, PhD, vice president of cell biology and therapy, San Diego Blood Bank, said citing medical and scientific expertise in the areas of cord blood banking, clinical trial services, esoteric testing and assay development.
BloodCenter of Wisconsin, part of Versiti, is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Milwaukee that specializes in blood services, diagnostic testing, organ, tissue and marrow donation, medical services and research.
San Diego Blood Bank is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves hospitals in San Diego, Orange, Imperial and Los Angeles counties with blood transfusion products and reference laboratory services.