Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center
Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center (CBC) is a 22,000 square foot, state-of-the-art biomanufacturing facility located in West Hollywood, California. The CBC is comprised of a cGMP cell manufacturing facility, housing multiple cleanroom cell production suites, and process development rooms for producing the next generation of cell and gene therapies.
These new therapies will be used for human IND-enabling clinical trials. With combined expertise and a cGMP-compliant approach to manufacture cells at scale, the CBC will overcome many challenges by building innovative technologies, connecting protocols, up-scaling of processes and achieving Food and Drug Administration standards for all steps involved to bring innovative cell therapy solutions to researchers and translation scientists. With our world-class expertise in stem cell (iPSC) biology, bioprocessing, translational medicine and manufacturing, the CBC is providing a much-needed biomanufacturing center in Southern California.
Our GMP manufacturing facility includes seven process suites for producing the next generation of cell and gene therapies. There is also nearly 5,000 square feet of dedicated adjacent cell culture lab space for incorporating practical stem cell training, practical modules and education of the next generation of scientists specializing in biomanufacturing.
To support scalable expansion of cells in defined cGMP-compatible media, we have the latest clinical-grade cell sorters, scalable bioreactor systems and automated cell harvesting.
Equipment in the CBC supports academic, clinical and commercial researchers and investigators to provide for the development and scalable manufacture of clinical-grade cell therapy products in compliance with current cGMP regulations suitable for investigational use in humans; development of iPSC-based and gene-edited cell products for research and drug discovery programs; and training of multiple individuals per week in iPSC and cGMP technologies.
Who we serve:
- Cedars-Sinai faculty
- External academic organizations
- Commercial and industry clients
We expect to spur economic growth in regenerative medicine with innovative manufacturing in this region of clinical-grade regenerative therapies suitable for investigational use in humans.
The CBC is committed to manufacturing the highest quality innovative cell and gene therapy products that meet or exceed our customers’ requirements and expectations. We apply good scientific practices to provide diverse quality products and services. As dedicated partners in biomanufacturing, we pledge to provide the highest levels of quality and safety of the manufactured products through robust and effective quality systems, process controls, rigorous performance criteria and testing.
We will strive to maintain compliance with cGMP regulations, with a focus on continuous improvement, monitoring and measurement of our core process metrics to ensure effectiveness.
Dhruv Sareen, PhDExecutive Director, Biomanufacturing Center, Executive Director, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Core Facility, Adjunct Associate Professor, UCLA, Department of Medicine, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Peter S. Park, JDDirector, Business Operations, Tech Transfer
Clive N. Svendsen, PhDGovernors Regenerative Medicine Institute, Kerry and Simone Vickar Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Regenerative Medicine, Director, Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Biomedical Sciences
James D. Laur, JDVice President, Intellectual Property
Nicole Anderson Leonard, JD, MBAVice President, Research, Assistant Dean, Research
Nirdesh K. Gupta, PhDExecutive Director
Loren Ornelas-Menendez, MBAManager, Biomanufacturing Center
Business and Administration
Zachary GrodzinskiManufacturing Coordinator
Itzel SanchezSenior Administrative Assistant
KiKi HassonSenior Administrative Assistant
Process Development and Manufacturing
Raquel Martin-Ibanez, PhDGMP Manufacturing Manager
Lindsay PantherBiomedical Scientist
Weidong Xiong, PhDBiomedical Scientist
Aaron FrankBiomedical Specialist
Emilda Gomez, MSAssociate Biomedical Scientist
Chunyan LiuAssociate Biomedical Scientist
Dylan WestBiomedical Specialist
Daniel PerezBiomedical Specialist
Erick GalvezBiomedical Specialist
Susan LeiBiomedical Specialist
Imara MeepeBiomedical Technician
Ruby MoranBiomedical Technician
Louis PinedoBiomedical Technician
Joseph RothBiomedical Technician
Yunny LopezBiomedical Technician
Viviana ValenciaBiomedical Technician
Andre CunninghamMaterials Handler I
David GutierrezSupport Services, Lead
Hojae Lee, PhDBiomedical Scientist
Arwin Aghamaleky-Sarvestany, PhDAssociate Biomedical Scientist
Hanan ShaharuddinBiomedical Specialist
Laura Jones, PhD, JD, MBAQuality Assurance Manager
Akemi DalyQuality Assurance Lead
Angela ChenQuality Assurance Specialist
O'Dalee BalanaQuality Control Biomedical Scientist
Jonathan RodriguezQuality Control Biomedical Scientist
Mamadou DialloBiomedical Specialist
Ram DodiaBiomedical Specialist
Richard SatoBiomedical Technician
Carlos MaldonadoBiomedical Assistant
Operations and Facilities
Pankil PatelFacilities Supervisor
Timothy PontiusMaintenance Technician III
Jay TharakulprateepMaintenance Technician I
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