We are pleased to announce that NCC Scientific Advisory Board member, Dr. Jerome Ritz, Executive Director of the Connell and O’Reilly Families Cell Manipulation Core Facility, is leading a major expansion and relocation of the facility, made possible by a $4.6 million dollar grant awarded by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. “Cellular therapies are the ‘next big thing’ in cancer therapy. The first cancer cell therapy was approved by the FDA last month [Fall, 2017] and there is now a lot of exciting research in this area. In the next few years, cellular therapies will also be applied to other diseases. The new lab will allow us to be in the forefront of this type of basic and clinical research,” says Dr. Ritz.
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