USP - School of Zootechny and Food Engineering USP - Bioscience Institute USP - Medical School of Ribeirão Preto Regional Blood Center Medical School

m_institutesThe Center for Cell-based Therapy (CTC) is a scientific multidisciplinary project aiming to study the molecular, cellular, and biological characteristics of normal and abnormal stem cells and to critically test their potential for therapeutic use. Our research projects are focused on stem cells and and take advantage of two different approaches: basic research and clinical studies. Basic studies are being conducted on pluripotent stem cells: embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS); and in somatic stem cells (hematopoietic, mesenchymal and endothelial).
Apart from the scientific findings obtained in basic and clinical investigation, this report also describes the advances of our Center in the field of Technology Transfer which includes the development of process for large-scale production of stem cells, manufacture of new recombinant proteins for clinical purposes, and the development of diagnostic tests of interest for blood transfusions, hematological diseases, and cellular therapy.