Sanquin Blood Supply

Sanquin: continuous research for tomorrow’s solutions

Sanquin Blood Supply handles the blood supply in the Netherlands on a not-for-profit basis, meeting the highest quality, safety and cost-effectiveness standards. Sanquin is a centre of expertise in the field of blood and conducts scientific and clinical research in the fields of transfusion medicine, haematology and immunology. This knowledge is applied to the development and manufacture of a variety of pharmaceutical products, diagnostic tests and services.

Our activities include:
    • collecting and processing donor blood and plasma;
    • developing and producing (plasma) pharmaceutical products;
    • conducting high-quality scientific research;
    • developing and performing a multitude of diagnostic services;
    • developing and producing blood grouping reagents and immune reagents.

At Sanquin, doctors, pharmacists, researchers, production workers and technicians all work under one roof. Quality and innovation therefore go hand in hand.

Contract research & co-development
Our contract research services meet a growing demand to support our customers around the world in solving specific medical needs. As such, these kinds of activities are often straightforward and clearly defined requests within a limited time frame. We are used to work with customized, unequivocal and clear standards using innovative techniques.

Through co-development activities we aim to create added value to the technology or a product of our partners often for mutual benefit; ‘to share is to multiply’.

Advanced biological testing
Sanquin supports pharmaceutical, drug development companies and institutions with timely, efficient and innovative biological testing services for their clinical trial programs.

For over a decade, Sanquin has offered biological service testing for the pharmacokinetics and immunogenicity of an expanding array of biologicals and has the experience, flexibility and scalability to develop, validate and provide assays for recently introduced biologicals and biosimilars.

Services in our state-of-the-art laboratory are performed according to the highest international levels of quality with dedicated professionals and scientific & clinical support. Sanquin’s supporting services, qualified project & data management, and dedicated logistics help to ensure that your study is conducted in the most efficient and effective manner.

In addition, Sanquin offers a range of ELISA kits to test levels and immunogenicity of biologicals in your own laboratory.

ATMP’s for clinical trials
The laboratory for Cell Therapy offers the infrastructure with multiple opportunities for translational research in the field of cellular therapies. We have extensive experience with the processing, cryopreservation and storage of hematopoietic stem cell products and are equipped to offer tailor-made solutions for the generation of cellular products for clinical trials.

Four of the five clean rooms are used to manufacture cell therapy products or so-called Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP’s). These include Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC), Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) and Dendritic Cells (DC).

The laboratory can take care of all registration and documentation concerning the production of ATMP’s for your clinical trial.