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What does HDCS stand for?

HDCS stands for human diploid cell strains


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Hayflick L, Moorhead PS. The serial cultivation of human diploid cell strains. Exp. Cell Res. 25: 585-621, 1961.
Yes, cells taken from fetuses aborted in the 1960's, 70's and 80's were used to develop what are known as Human Diploid Cell Strains (HDCS). Several HDCS were then used to develop and are still used to manufacture a number of childhood and adult viral vaccines. In fact, HDCS are quickly becoming the 'growth system' of choice for viral vaccines, over and against cell strains derived from monkeys, chick embryos, and others.
L. Hayflick, The Limited In Vitro Lifetime of Human Diploid Cell Strains, Experimental Cell Research, March 1965, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 614-636. G. Sven, S.