The Cellular Therapy Core (CTC) consists of the Judith R. Hoffberger Cellular Therapeutics Laboratory and the Evelyn H. Griffin Stem Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory. The Hoffberger laboratory is focused on translating, scaling-up, validating and supporting IND applications (CMC section) of promising new therapeutic technologies developed by scientists and physicians at a pre-clinical level into clinical-grade processes that can be used to manufacture cell-based and/or tissue engineered products for clinical applications. The Griffin Laboratory is an FDA-registered facility where tissues and organs are processed to produce cells for clinical applications in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).
The Flow Cytometry Laboratory offers experimental design, protocol development, assistance in running samples, and analytical assistance. We currently have a six color BD LSR II flow cytometer. We are located in the UT-Medical School Building room 5.255. Our hours of operations are from 8am-5pm M-F for Operator assited needs but are closed on campus holidays.
We have the following resources within our department: Rapid Prototyping Resources such as 3DSystems HiQ Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D fabrication, Minitech CNC machining, Electronics Fabrication as well as many other tools and resources.
The following adult stem cells can be isolated in our laboratory
- Bone-marrow derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (Rat, Mouse)
- Bone-marrow derived Multipotent Adult Progenitor Cells (Rat, Mouse)