The Mathews Center for Cellular Therapy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is located in downtown Chicago and is a major catalyst for implementing biologic and cellular therapies into clinical use.
The MCCT consists of regulatory compliant laboratories and services encompassing both minimally manipulated as well as complex biological products.
- Four product manufacturing suites are operated under good manufacturing practices (GMP) and can be adapted to most biologic and cellular processes for phase I through phase III clinical trials
- A large general laboratory that follows good laboratory practices (GLP) is utilized for minimally manipulated products
- Access to 24/7 monitored cryopreservation storage facilities for manufactured products; CLIA certified testing for release criteria; experienced laboratory management and staff; and regulatory and process support
The MCCT at NMH provides stem cell products, culture expanded cellular products and isolated cellular subpopulation products to the adult stem cell transplant program, the solid organ transplant program and the division of allergy and immunology programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition, pediatric cellular products are provided for the Robert and Ann Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The MCCT collaborates with nation-wide biotechnology companies for cellular and biological therapies. For more information on this facility, click here.