GMP Laboratories and Processing Units

gmpThe treatment of patients with advanced therapy medicinal products demands that these medicinal products be manufactured in specially designed infrastructures under the strictest regulatory standards. These infrastructures are known as white rooms or Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) laboratories.

The Coordination Unit of the Andalusian Network for the design and translation of Advanced Therapies (ANd&tTA) coordinates a network of GMP laboratories which belong to the Andalusian Public Health System. They are for the most part located in hospital centres, regional blood transfusion centres or science parks.

This network of GMP laboratories is accessible to the scientific community and to society. Services are situated close to the patient and benefit from the economy of scale and scope by reducing the costs entailed in outsourcing services provided. This network also allows us to diversify and be of the assistance to multiply parallel projects.

gmpThis network of GMP laboratories requires demanding and complex quality systems designed and maintained by highly qualified personnel. It supports projects and research in the field of advanced therapies at regional level as well as nationally and internationally. The creation of this organizational network also facilitates the development of diverse parallel research projects in the most suitable hospital centre according to the competence criteria required. Similarly, the manufacturing requirements for the manufacture of advanced therapy medicinal products also vary according to the type of processing required.






"What I probably admire the most of the Andalusian Network for the design and translation of Advanced Therapies is that it does not matter whether the solution to a genetic disorder or a traumatic injury is developed first in Andalusia or in India, or USA. What it matters to them is that it should be implemented in Andalusia, by Andalusian Scientists and Physicians, with no delays.

There is an incredible level of dedication in all members of Team, a contagious energy spirit headed by its director. As a consequence, this incredible talented group of scientists, administrators, and health care workers, are immune to those unwilling to recognize that new therapies for untreatable conditions can indeed be developed in Andalusian soil."

Prof Jose Cibelli
Professor of Animal Biotechnology
Head of Cellular Reprogramming Laboratory
Michigan State University, USA
Scientific Director -LARCel – Seville, SPAIN