Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) have a single round nucleus and include lymphocytes, monocytes, and dendritic cells. These cells are critical components of the immune system which are involved in both humoral and cell-mediated immunity. The mononuclear cell is a widely used product in research and clinical applications such as in microbiology, virology, oncology, vaccine development, transplant and regenerative biology, and toxicology.
Our PBMCs are collected at FDA-licensed donor centers and further processed using Ficoll gradient and several washes to remove platelets. We offer specialty PBMC products that are HLA-typed upon request.
Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells
All donors are tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, WNV, CMV, and other blood-borne pathogens.
All biospecimens are obtained from properly consented donors. We conform to HIPAA standards to protect the privacy of the donor’s personal health information.
Human Material Precaution
It is best to use caution when handling any human cells. We recommend all human cells should be handled as if potentially infectious following biosafety level 2 procedures.
Even with infectious virus assays or viral antigen assays, a negative test result may leave open the possible existence of latent viruses.