EUTCD-grade stem cell lines

EUTCD-grade stem cell lines are suitable for the development of cell therapies and meet the requirements of the European Tissue and Cells Directive (EUTCD)  for the quality and safety assurance of patient treatments. All EUTCD-grade cell lines undergo a process known as Due Diligence, to ensure compliancy with the EU Tissue and Cells Directives (under HTA direction) prior to deposition, and their subsequent banking and distribution for human application. The EUTCD-grade cell lines have been derived from embryos under informed consent requirements of the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and have been reviewed by the independent UK Stem Cell Bank Steering Committee (UK Steering Committee)

To obtain human embryonic stem cell lines from the UK Stem Cell Bank, an application to UK Steering Committee must first be submitted and approved. Please follow the guidelines on our page Apply for Stem Cell Lines.

EUCTD-grade cell lines catalogue

The UK Stem Cell Bank has an ongoing banking program that aims to provide over 20 feeder-free EUTCD-grade and matched-research variants hESC banks by 2020. 

Below is the Quality Control (QC) information generated by the UK Stem Cell Bank for cell lines available for distribution (bold) or under final review. A Certificate of Analysis is provided with each order. For further details on upcoming cell lines, or those under banking or QC stages please contact enquiries@ukstemcellbank.org.uk.

KCL lines are deposited by King’s College LondonMasterShef lines are deposited by University of Sheffield, Centre for Stem Cell BiologyMAN lines are deposited by University of Manchester.


Cell Line
Information


Safety Testing
 (sterility, mycoplasma and virus) 


Authentication 


Viability


Karyotyping


Purity and
Potency 

   Status              


Cell
Line

UK Steering Committee Number 


Culture


STR
Profile

 
 HLA*  


Undifferentiated Cell Analysis

Differentiation Potency 
KCL-032SCSC12-37Feeder-Free

Diploid, 
Female

Under Review

KCL-034**SCSC11-54Feeder-
Free

Diploid, 
Male

Matched Research Bank 

MAN-11 



SCSC12-26
 Feeder-Free  


Diploid,
Female

Under Review

Feeder-Dependent

Diploid, 
Female

Under Review 
MAN-12


SCSC12-27
Feeder-Free 

Diploid, 
Male

Under Review
Feeder-Dependent

Diploid, 
Male

Under Review
MAN-13


SCSC12-28
Feeder-Free 

Diploid, 
Male

Under Review
Feeder-Dependent

Diploid, 
Male

Under 
Review 
MAN-14


SCSC12-23
Feeder-Free

Diploid, 
Female

Under Review
Feeder-Dependent

Diploid, 
Female

Under Review 
Man-15SCSC12-24Feeder-Free

Diploid, 
Male

Under
Review 
Feeder-Dependent

Diploid, 
Male

Under
Review 
Man-16SCSC12-25Feeder-Free

Diploid, 
Male

Under
Review 
Feeder-Dependent

Diploid, 
Male

Under
Review 
MasterShef2SCSC12-03Feeder-Dependent


Diploid,
Female


Released

MasterShef4SCSC12-05Feeder-Free

Diploid, 
Male

Under Review
Feeder-Dependent

Diploid, 
Male

Under Review
MasterShef7SCSC12-08Feeder-Dependent

Diploid,
Male 


Released

MasterShef 10***SCSC13-05Feeder-Dependent

Diploid, 
Male

Released

Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) data provided by the Depositor Centre.
**
EUTCD-grade KCL034 line available as a matched research bank.
*** 
Please Note - EUTCD-Grade cell line MasterShef 10 was produced aseptically in accordance with The Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 under a licence granted by the Human Tissue Authority. Digital PCR and whole exome sequencing of deposited material identified two TP53 mutations (R248W and G245S). For more information refer to Merkle et al., Human Pluripotent Cells Recurrently Acquire and Expand Dominant Negative P53 Mutations, Nature (2017) doi: 10.1038/nature22312.

In the event of a Serious Advent Event or Reaction (SAEAR) when using the EUTCD grade cell lines, please contact both HTA and UK Stem Cell Bank within 24 hours. For any uncertainty or clarification on SAEAR please contact us at enquiries@ukstemcellbank.org.uk. For more information about SAEAR please follow HTA instructions.