Scientific Mission for the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
The Center for Cell and Gene Therapy will interact with basic research and clinical departments at Baylor College of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals to discover and develop novel therapies for a range of diseases.
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. To allow this, we will have the resources to manufacture a wide 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.