Cell Harvesting

The BCRT Cell Harvesting Lab (BCRT-CH) provides access to fully-characterized human tissue, which has been harvested during orthopaedic or trauma surgery in a standardized fashion:

  • Primary tissue: blood, bone marrow, bone, cartilage, hematoma, fat etc.
  • Clinical information: age, sex, medication, risk factors, co-morbidities, healing outcome etc.

The BCRT-CH maintains a high-level of quality by:

  • Supervision of ethical approval process
  • Close interaction with surgeons of the CMSC
  • Tissue sampling by trained technical staff
  • Implementation of quality assurance protocols

 
The BCRT-CH facilitates cooperations between:

  • BCRT groups and platforms
  • Surgeons and scientists

Service

  • Consulting: study design, statistics, ethical approval, choice of tissue, clinical information
  • Supplying primary tissue: blood, bone marrow, bone, cartilage, hematoma, fat etc.
  • Providing clinical information: age, sex, medication, risk factors, co-morbidities, healing outcome etc.
  • Advising on MSC cultivation (FCS testing, standard protocols)
  • Networking between surgeons and scientists to foster clinically relevant research projects

Organizational Matters

  • New users should contact Simon Reinke to schedule an initial meeting to discuss details of the registration process and the user's needs regarding primary tissue, patient information, service and training.
  • All users must complete and sign the "User Registration Form" and agree to the "User Guidelines" of the Multiuser Unit Cell Harvesting.
  • All users must have ethical approval for their research projects prior to receiving primary tissue. Users can ask for advice on how to apply for ethical approval – contact Simon Reinke for details.

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Team

Prof. Dr. Carsten Perka
Clinical Head of Multiuser Unit Cell Harvesting
Phone: +49 (0)30 450 515 062
Fax: +49 (0)30 450 515 900
Email: carsten.perka@charite.de

Dr. rer. medic. Simon Reinke
Scientific and Technical Head of Multiuser Unit Cell Harvesting
Phone: +49 (0)30 450 659 617
Fax: +49 (0)30 450 559 969
Email: simon.reinke@charite.de

Antje Blankenstein
Technical Assistant
Phone: +49 (0)30 450 559 599
Fax: +49 (0)30 450 559 969
Email: antje.blankenstein@charite.de

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Contact

Dr. rer. medic. Simon Reinke
Prof. Dr. Carsten Perka         Clinical Head
Dr. rer. medic. Simon Reinke Scientific and Technical Head

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Berlin-Brandenburg Centrum for
Regenerative Therapies
Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Augustenburger Platz 1
13353 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)30 450 515 062
Fax: +49 (0)30 450 515 900 
Email: carsten.perka@charite.de 

Phone: +49 (0)30 450 659 617
Fax: +49 (0)30 450 559 969
Email: simon.reinke@charite.de

 

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