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About the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center


The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center accelerates the development of drugs and cell therapies inspired by and derived from current human stem cell research. These advancements establish, promote, and disseminate clinical trials and patient therapies that will help more quickly transform promise into reality.

Who We Are

In 2013, businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford committed $100 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego Health. The Sanford Center is among the University's most highly visible and top priority interdisciplinary and multi-institutional programs. Sanford Center provides essential physical, human, and financial resources needed to conduct stem cell clinical trials at UC San Diego and our partner institutions. These resources make our sponsors’ dollars go further, faster.

What We Do

A pillar of UC San Diego Health, the Sanford Center motivates University-wide sustainability in stem cell trials and regenerative medicine. Focusing on various innovative regenerative medicine projects and initiatives, the Sanford Center has drawn highly visible interdisciplinary physicians and scientists to UC San Diego, committing over $18 million towards faculty start-up, retention, and research. The Sanford Center has helped secure over $48 million in grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for disease team research.

WHERE WE ARE

The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center accelerates the development of drugs and cell therapies inspired by and derived from current human stem cell research. These advancements establish, promote, and disseminate clinical trials and patient therapies that will help more quickly transform promise into reality.

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