UAlberta offers new hope with centre for cell therapy

October 31, 2016

A new facility at the University of Alberta aims to use cell therapy to offer a healthier and more hopeful future for patients. Reportedly the only facility of its kind in Western Canada, the Alberta Cell Therapy Manufacturing facility will help researchers manipulate cells in order to provide new forms of clinical treatment. Greg Korbutt, ACTM’s scientific director, believes the facility can play a central role in finding new immunotherapies for treating cancer, which is just one example of a disease that can be treated using new therapies. “Cell therapy is very new, it’s only going to grow and grow as the technology advances and having this facility will only help advance these therapies for patients,” said Korbutt. UAlberta