Core Resources

UFPDC Good Manufacturing Practice Facility (GMP)GMP Facility

The UFPDC Good Manufacturing Practice Facility (GMP) is located on the 4th floor of the UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex (CGRC), South Wing on campus.

This production facility occupies approximately 1200 square feet and consists of two suites with a total of eleven separate rooms. Fully independently functioning, each suite is comprised of one production room (Class 10,000) with entrance and exit vestibules (Class 100,000). Each suite occupies approximately 350 square feet and has a positive differential pressure relative to the adjacent rooms. Housed in the CGRC that was designed to maximize collaborations among different groups of researchers and to convert scientific ideas into innovative cancer therapies and other beneficial technologies, the UFPDC GMP Facility is specially designed to fully mirror a complete biomanufacturing resource that supports early phase clinical trial materials production that is in compliance with all appropriate regulations.


UFPDC Tissue BankUFPDC Tissue Bank

The UFPDC Tissue Bank provides services for the procurement, storage, distribution, and study of tissues collected at UF & Shands Academic Health Centers for the purpose of advanced biomedical research being performed at the UFPDC.

Current Tissue Bank activities and services include collecting and banking freshly-frozen tissue specimens from excess surgical material and from autopsy, providing fresh tissue specimens for viable cell studies, processing and banking blood components, maintaining a tissue database with links to clinicopathological data, performing histological staining and pathological review, and coordinating patient consent and assuring regulatory compliance. As a centralized shared resource, the Tissue Bank adds value through experience, efficiency, standardization, accountability, protection of patient confidentially, and timely completion of research.

 


UFPDC Stone Bank

The UFPDC Stone Bank provides services for the procurement, storage, distribution, and study of stones, associated blood samples and subject data; using stones collected at the UF & Shands Academic Health Centers. Current Stone Bank activities and services include collecting and banking blood components, maintaining a tissue database with links to clinicopathalogical data, performing histological staining and pathological review, and coordinating patient consent and assuring regulatory compliance. As a centralized shared resource, the Stone Bank adds value through efficiency, standardization, accountability, protection of patient confidentiality, and timely completion of research.


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