Turning stem cells into cures
With the grand opening of the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures, UC Davis Health System's highly specialized Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) laboratory is now open for business. This 6,000-square-foot facility is the largest academic GMP facility in Northern California. The laboratory contains the highest possible levels of directed airflow and filtering, enabling researchers to safely move cellular therapies into clinical trials. The lab is the only one of its kind to offer switchable manufacturing room pressurization, which provides the precise conditions needed for the cellular manufacturing process, as well as the environment required for gene therapy vectors to be produced. Led by director Gerhard Bauer, the GMP lab is designed to encourage scientific collaboration among researchers from UC Davis and other institutions around the state whose stem cell work requires the sophisticated capabilities of this unique facility.
Spring / Summer 2010
UC Davis Health System is proud to be home to medical, nursing, family nurse practitioner / physician assistant, public health and health informatics students and to also be the internship site for pharmacy, nutrition and other programs. Improving the health of our communities requires that we bring together these perspectives, and UC Davis is well positioned to do so.