Our commitment to ethics

We receive human tissue donations from two major sources: non-transplantable tissues from heart-beating donors, and tissue which is removed during surgical operations and would otherwise be discarded as biological waste. It is vitally important that the public supports the use of human tissue to increase understanding of human disease and develop new and improved treatments.

KaLy-Cell fully supports the ethical use of human tissues and believes that in order to maintain public confidence and trust, all tissue used must be obtained ethically and with appropriate consent, and be handled and used sensitively and responsibly by researchers. KaLy-Cell has the ability by the French Ministry of Research (AC-2008-451) to prepare and store products from human origin for research purposes (CSP articles L 1243-3 and L 1243-4), and the ability by the French Ministry of Research to export human samples (CSP article L 1245-5). KaLy-Cell also has the agreement of the French Agency of Biomedicine (CSP article L 1232-3).


Hepatocytes can be used to perform experiments where an intact cellular system is required. Intact, viable hepatocytes contain the major hepatic drug-metabolizing enzymes as well as the co-factors required to study the four categories of xenobiotic biotransformation: hydrolysis, reduction, oxidation and conjugation.

We characterize all products across relevant substrates and provide you with donor information — including full serology – for your safety. 


Individual human products from KaLy-Cell:

  • Cryopreserved Human Hepatocytes for spheroid 3D- cultures.
  • Cryopreserved plateable Human Hepatocytes

    • Frozen plateable Human CryoHeps

    • Ready-to-use plated Human CryoHeps  

  • Cryopreserved Human Hepatocytes to be used in suspension. 

  • Freshly isolated Human Hepatocytes :

    • in suspension as Human StoredHeps  

    • cultured as PlatedHeps


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