Cell Therapy Catapult’s State-of-the-Art Facilities Launch

Date: June 14, 2014

Regener8 Director, Dr Mike Raxworthy, has today attended the official opening of the Cell Therapy Catapult’s innovative new facilities at the Tower Wing of Guy’s Hospital in London.

The Cell Therapy Catapult which is focused on the development of the UK cell therapy industry to increase the nation’s health and wealth, moved into the 1,200m2 development in March. UK Trade & Investment has valued the global regenerative medicine industry at just over £500 million, and estimates that it will be generating revenues of over £5 billion by 2021.

The event saw the facilities being launched by The UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable.

With well-equipped and modular laboratories, plus space for meetings and networking, the cell therapy centre of excellence has been designed to promote collaboration and innovation across the sector in the UK and globally. The facility includes laboratories designed to mimic manufacturing suites, enabling the progress of cell therapies from the laboratory scale to commercial scale-ready using the pilot process development expertise at the Cell Therapy Catapult. A key design feature is a viewing area between the laboratories and office space, encouraging interaction and visits. The centre is part of the Government’s industrial strategy – a long-term plan to deliver high-skilled jobs and growth.

Attendees are being given a tour of the facilities following the official opening by Dr Cable.

For further information on the launch visit the Cell Therapy Catapult website

Read about the IKC and Regener8 collaboration with the Cell Therapy Catapult

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