Center for Cell and Gene Therapy

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About the Center for Cell & Gene Therapy

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The Center for Cell and Gene Therapy interacts with basic research and clinical departments at Baylor College of Medicine and affiliated hospitals to discover and develop novel therapies for a range of diseases including cancer, HIV and cardiovascular diseases. The approach brings a variety of scientists and clinicians together to develop strategies. It is our intention to have the capability of moving basic pre-clinical discoveries into the clinical phase of development for initial evaluation in our patients. We have the resources to manufacture a range of viral and non-viral vectors to transfer genes of interest and the capability of separating and manipulating human cells. These combined genetic and cellular therapies should enable us to treat a range of conditions, both congenital and acquired, in almost every system of the body.

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Center Components

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The Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine consists of six components.

  • Shell Center for Gene Therapy
  • Translational Research Labs
  • Gene Vector Laboratory
  • Clinical Research Laboratory
  • Stem Cell Transplantation Program
  • Clinical Research Program
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Services and Manfacturing

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The center houses two Good Manufacturing Practices facilities, a Quality Control Laboratory, and a Flow Cytometry Facility.

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
This is a colorized scanning electron micrograph of a T lymphocyte, a type of immune cell that can be 'trained' to fight cancer.
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Companies merge to implement Baylor-developed therapies for cancer

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Dr. Ann Leen, Dr. Juan Vera and their colleagues at the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy have developed a novel therapy for cancer patients that harnesses the patient's own immune system to fight cancer in a natural way.

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