Cultured Red Blood Cells
EryPharm is pioneering an innovative blood transfusion strategy, through the industrial production of stem cell-derived red blood cells.
Professor Luc Douay explains the stem cell collection process
How are the stem cells sourced?
These are Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSC).
We use hematopoietic stem cells (HSC).
These cells are readily accessible, and have been widely used, worldwide, for over 30 years, as an alternative to bone marrow transplant, in the treatment of blood disorders. Collection, preparation, and freezing technologies are fully controlled.
We have chosen this source as the basis for developing our technology, and to demonstrate the product’s safety and efficacy.
Other types of stem cells exist, so why choose HSC?
HSC have numerous advantages:
These are native, non-genetically modified cells, and do not therefore give rise to any ethical issues.
They have excellent proliferation and differentiation properties.
A single HSC donation will yield a volume of red blood cells equivalent to 100 blood donations!