Grant Award Details

Expansion of the Alpha Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Clinic at UCLA
Grant Number: 
INFR4-13685
Project Objective: 
  • The objective of this funding opportunity is to expand existing capacities for delivering stem cell, gene therapies and other advanced treatment to patients. The Alpha Clinics Network is designed to serve as a competency hub for regenerative medicine training, clinical research, and the delivery of approved treatments.
Investigator: 
Award Value: 
$8,000,000
Status: 
Active

Grant Application Details

Application Title: 
  • Expansion of the Alpha Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Clinic at UCLA
Public Abstract: 

The ASCC provides infrastructure and operational support across the Network to drive novel stem cell therapies from bench to bedside. The ASCC will engage underserved communities in California to increase education and access to regenerative medicine trials and therapeutics.

Statement of Benefit to California: 

The ASCC will accelerate the clinical trial pipeline of novel regenerative medicine therapeutics and solidify California as a pioneer state in gene and cellular therapy development. Cross-pollination with the other sites in the ASCC Network will improve efficiencies, remove redundancies and facilitate broad engagement with under-resourced and underserved Californians, including the Black and Latino communities profoundly affected by Sickle Cell Disease.