Welcome to the Upstate Stem Cell cGMP Facility
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has received a $3.3 million grant from the Empire State Stem Cell Board for the construction of a new cGMP facility that will enable scientists to produce human stem cells suitable for testing new therapies.
Staining of hESC derived Glial precursor
(red) and Astrocyte (green)
Photo courtesy of Chris Proschel (URMC)
The Upstate Stem Cell cGMP Facility (USCGF) is a key component of the University of Rochester’s Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Institute and will be a regional resource and available to scientists in institutions throughout Upstate New York as well. The USCGF will be coordinated by an advisory committee consisting of scientists from URMC, Upstate Medical University, Albany Medical Center, the University at Buffalo, and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
The USCGF is being constructed on the URMC campus demonstrating the university’s recognition of the tremendous promise that the discipline of stem cell biology offers for our understanding of disease development and the discovery of new treatments for a wide range of afflictions. Construction is anticipated to be completed by mid-year of 2012 and will provide approximately 3600 ft2 of multi-use GMP manufacturing and testing space for the production of Phase 1 clinical trial materials.