EUTCD-Grade stem cell lines have been derived and banked under conditions which allow them to be supplied as starting material for the development of cellular therapies. In partnership with our depositors, the EUTCD-Grade cell lines meet the requirements of the European Tissue and Cells Directives (EUTCD) and have been banked in a facility licenced by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).

Cell LineAccession NumberCell TypeKaryotypeDepositor
MasterShef 2 C-14-021 Human embryonic Diploid,
Female
University of Sheffield;
Centre for Stem Cell Biology
MasterShef 7
C-16-019
Human embryonic Diploid,
Male
University of Sheffield;
Centre for Stem Cell Biology
MasterShef 10 C-16-020 Human embryonic Diploid,
Male
University of Sheffield;
Centre for Stem Cell Biology















For legal contacts and HLA status please email enquiries@ukstemcellbank.org.uk

To obtain an EUTCD-Grade cell line follow the steps in our application process. The relevant forms to apply can be found on our application form page.

The EUTCD-Grade cell lines undergo a process known as Due Diligence to ensure they meet the requirements of the EU Tissue and Cell Directives (under HTA direction) before they are accepted for banking and distribution for human application. The EUTCD-Grade cell lines have been derived from embryos under the informed consent requirements of the UK Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and have been reviewed by an independent UK Steering Committee.

To avoid delays, requestors are advised to review all necessary legal agreements while their application is being considered by the UK Steering Committee. For release of an EUTCD-Grade cell line, a signed Material Access Agreement (MAA) and Material Use Licence (MUL), alongside UK Steering committee approval, is required. Please email enquiries@ukstemcellbank.org.uk for more information on the application process and relevant legal contacts for acquiring an MAA and MUL.