Newcastle Cellular Therapies Facility

Expertise & Experience

Expertise and Experience

We have over 15 years' experience in the production of haematopoietic stem cells for transplantation in our clean rooms at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, and offer a Regional Transplant Service.

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:

Dr Mark Jarvis has overall responsibility of Newcastle Cellular Therapies Facility (NCTF), including the haematology stem cell transplant service and clinical trials / ATMP programme. His roles involves strategic, operational, technical and financial management of the NCTF. Mark has a research background in stem cell transplantation and significant business experience in private and public sector roles, including operational management, funding procurement, project management and business development.