Around 140 transplants are processed in the Facility each year for adult and paediatric haematology, immunology and oncology patients in Newcastle’s hospitals.
The Facility also works with leading clinicians to develop and manufacture novel cellular therapies:
- Autologous tolerogenic dendritic cells for rheumatoid arthritis (AuToDeCRA) – Prof John Isaacs
- Mesenchymal stem cells for Graft versus Host Disease – Prof Matthew Collin
- Mesenchymal stem cells for autoimmune disease – Prof Jaap van Laar
- Mesenchymal stem cells and chondrocytes for osteoarthritis – Prof Andrew McCaskie
- Limbal stem cells for limbal stem cell deficiency - Prof Francisco Figueiredo
- Autologous islet transplantation - Prof Steve White
- Allogeneic islet transplantation - Prof James Shaw
Professor Anne Dickinson is Professor of Marrow Transplant Biology at Newcastle University and Director of the Facility. Anne is also a Health Professions Council registered Clinical Scientist and has over 25 years experience in this field. Through Professor Dickinson, the Facility is involved in major EU projects such as CellEurope and Agora.