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With expanded NK cell products, many centers will enriched NK cells are placed in culture and are then expanded perform sterility cultures 24 hours before and the day of product ex vivo in Baxter bags over 14-27 days using the SMI-EBV-LCL release, as well as a gram stain, PCR for mycoplasma, testing for feeder cell line as above. After treatment with bortezomib, cohorts 1 endotoxin, and flow cytometry. At the National Heart, Lung, and through 4 received a single infusion of ex vivo–expanded NK cells Blood Institute (NHLBI), NK cells expanded using EBV-LCL are on day 0 in a dose-escalating fashion (up to a dose of 1 108 NK required on the day of release to contain at least 90% NK cells cells/kg). Cohorts 5-7 received 1 108 NK cells/kg on day 0 and (CD3 /CD56 ), have less than 5% contaminating CD3 T cells and a second escalating dose of NK cells (from the same NK cell CD19 B cells, and a viability of at least 70% as measured by culture) infused on day 5 (up to a dose of 1 109 NK cells/kg, 7-amino-actinomycin D (7-AAD) staining. Patients with stable disease or regression were eligible to receive additional cycles of therapy. A total of 78 NK cells expanded using irradiated EBV-LCL feeder cells. NK cells on the day of harvest expanded a median 198-fold selection. Using this technique, expansions of NK cells in the of harvest (Figure 3B). This study has established that large range of 800- to 1000-fold could be achieved in 2 weeks in a closed numbers of highly pure clinical-grade NK cells can reproducibly system using Baxter PL732 bags. EBV-LCL feeder cell eradication be expanded ex vivo using irradiated EBV-LCL feeder cells with from 2-week cell cultures was confirmed by absence of detectable NK cells expanding a median 3637-fold after 19-22 days of ex EBV-encoded early small RNAs. With the exception of thyroiditis and one patient significant increase in NK cell surface expression of CD56, TRAIL, who developed transient hypoxia after the infusion of 2. Expression of perforin did not change, cells have been well tolerated. This study continues to dose although there was a small but consistent increase in the intracellu- escalate, with additional cohorts intended to establish whether lar expression of granzymes A and B and surface expression of expansions up to a dose of 1 109 NK cells/kg are technically LFA-1, NKG2C, CD244, and CD158b. Compared with nonex- feasible and can be infused safely into patients. However, panded NK cells, expanded NK cells also secreted (either because the Baxter PL732 bag is no longer being produced and spontaneously or after coculture with tumor targets K562 and culture volumes at these higher NK cell–expansion numbers 236 American Society of Hematology Hematology 2013 237 Figure 2. Phenotype and function of freshly-isolated, IL-2-activated and expanded NK cells. Irradiated alloge- G-Rex100 containers to support these expansions at higher NK neic PBMCs have been used for years to expand T cells for adoptive cell concentrations is currently being evaluated. Fold expansion of ex vivo–expanded clinical grade NK cells and their characteristics on day of infusion. A total of 78 NK cell cultures expanded using irradiated EBV-LCL feeder cells were infused 14-27 days after culture initiation. Irradiated allogeneic PB- PBMCs were obtained from healthy donors and cancer patients, MCs can likewise be used as feeder cells to expand NK cells ex respectively. The MHC class I deficient chronic myelogenous leukemia feeder cells, NK cells isolated from PBMCs using CD3 depletion cell line K562 can also be used as a feeder cell to induce NK cell followed by CD56 selection were most efficiently expanded when proliferation ex vivo. These genetically modified K562 cells 15 days and, after a second round of expansion for an additional 14 coexpress surface-bound IL-15 and 4-1BB ligand and are highly days, increases of up to 200- to 400-fold could be achieved, efficient at inducing NK cell proliferation in vivo. A 7-day coculture although results varied depending on the NK cell donor. Autologous of purified CD3-depleted and CD56-enriched NK cells with 100-Gy- irradiated PBMCs can likewise be used as feeder cells to stimulate irradiated K562-mb15-41BBL in RPMI 1640 or SCGM medium ex vivo NK cell expansion.

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