The UK Stem Cell Bank has adopted a policy whereby the Master
Cell Banks are prepared using methodologies consistent with those
developed by the Depositor. The UKSCB takes account of
current developments in stem cell banking when preparing its
Distribution Cell Banks (i.e. those distributed to
researchers). However, these are prepared as far as possible
by standard methodologies.
Protocols detailed here are divided into four categories:
banking, cryopreservation and storage, characterisation and safety
testing. Each category is further sub-divided by cell
line. Many of the protocols listed have been provided by
third parties. The Bank does not accept responsibility either
for the completeness or the effectiveness of these protocols.
Further information and technical
queries should be submitted in the first instance to the Bank
through the Contact us section