• M. Katsimpoulas, L. Morticelli, E. Michalopoulos, I. Gontika, C. Stavropoulos-Giokas A. Kostakis,A. Haverich, and S. Korossis. Investigation of the Biomechanical Integrity of Decellularized Rat Abdominal Aorta. Transplantation Proceedings, 2015, 47, 1228-1233
  • Sophia Andriopoulou, Ioannis Anagnostakis, Efstathios Michalopoulos, Effrosyni Panagouli, Theofanis Chatzistamatiou, Andreas Papassavas, Catherine Stavropoulos-Giokas. Attached Segments and Cryovial Samples as a Useful Toolin Cord Blood Banking Quality Control. J Hematol. 2015;4(1):125-130
  • Gontika, T. Poulogiannopoulos, J. Zoidakis, A. Vlahou, E. Michalopoulos, T. Chatzistamatioua, A. Papassavas, and C. Stavropoulos-Giokas. Evaluation of Decellularization in Umbilical Cord Artery.Transplantation Proceedings, 2014; 46, 3232-3239
  • Theofanis K. Chatzistamatiou, Andreas C. Papassavas, Efstathios Michalopoulos, Christos Gamaloutsos, Panagiotis Mallis, Ioanna Gontika, Effrosyni Panagouli, Stauros L. Koussoulakos, and Catherine Stavropoulos-Giokas. Optimizing isolation culture and freezing methods to preserve Wharton’s jelly’s mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) properties: an MSC banking protocol validation for the Hellenic Cord Blood Bank. Transfusion. 2014 Jun 4.
  • Anagnostakis I, Papassavas AC, Michalopoulos E, Chatzistamatiou T, Andriopoulou S, Tsakris A, Stavropoulos-Giokas C. Successful short-term cryopreservation of volume-reduced cord blood units in a cryogenic mechanical freezer: effects on cell recovery, viability, and clonogenic potential. Transfusion. 2014 Jan; 54(1):211-23.
  • Zοgrafou A, Papadopoulos O, Tsigris C, Kavantzas N, Michalopoulos E, Chatzistamatiou T, Papassavas A, Stavropoulou-Gioka C, Dontas I, Perrea D. Autologous transplantation of adipose-derived stem cells enhances skin graft survival and wound healing in diabetic rats.. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Aug;71(2):225-32.
  • Stavropoulos-Giokas C, Dinou A, Papassavas A. The Role of HLA in Cord Blood Transplantation. Bone Marrow Res. 2012;2012:485160. doi: 10.1155/2012/485160. Epub 2012 Oct 11.

  • Goussetis E, Peristeri I, Kitra V, Papassavas AC, Theodosaki M, Petrakou E, Spiropoulos A, Paisiou A, Soldatou A, Stavropoulos-Giokas C, Graphakos S. Low usage rate of banked sibling cord blood units in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for children with hematological malignancies: implications for directed cord blood banking policies. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2011 Feb 15;46(2):177-81.

  • Goussetis E, Petrakou E, Theodosaki M, Kitra V, Peristeri I, Vessalas G, Dimopoulou MN, Spiropoulos A, Papassavas AC, Stavropoulos-Giokas C, Graphakos S. Directed sibling donor cord blood banking for children with beta-thalassemia major in Greece: usage rate and outcome of transplantation for HLA-matched units. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2010 Mar-Apr;44(2):107-10.

  • Papassavas AC, Gioka V, Chatzistamatiou T, Kokkinos T, Anagnostakis I, Gecka G, Redoukas I, Paterakis G, Stavropoulos-Giokas C. A strategy of splitting individual high volume cord blood units into two half subunits prior to processing increases the recovery of cells and facilitates ex vivo expansion of the infused haematopoietic progenitor cells in adults. Int J Lab Hematol. 2008 Apr; 30(2):124-32.