Apheresis for the production of natural killer cells
We acquire the NK cells from the patient’s own blood by leucocyte apheresis. The apheretically won cells will be separated into various fractions by a density gradient. Thereafter, the relevant cells will be washed multiple times until the desired degree of purity is achieved. This purging ensures that no tumour cells/tumour stem cells are cultivated as well.
We reproduce the NK cells under ideal conditions in a cell culture and return them to the patient, multiplied by way of infusion. Monitoring of the tumour cell number enables us to review reaction to the therapeutic measures.