The primary mission of the Cellular and Tissue Based Processing cGMP Facility is to manufacture cell-based products and clinical grade reagents for treatment of patients on Phase I, II and III clinical trials. This subcore was developed in 2001 to accommodate the growing number of clinical trials that require highly manipulated cellular products for patient treatment. The cGMP facility is registered with the FDA in accordance with 21 CFR part 1271. This registration complies with federal regulations that require clinical facilities engaged in production of cellular products follow strict guidelines to minimize microbial contamination and manufacture cellular-based products that are sterile and potent for their intended purpose. The facility is capable of providing a range of services dedicated for supporting cellular based therapies including vaccines for patient treatments.