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UC San Diego Health CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic


The mission of the UC San Diego CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic is to accelerate the design of innovative stem cell research to advance the testing and delivery of safe and effective stem cell-based therapies in regenerative medicine.

For more information, please visit the CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic on the UC San Diego Health website.




We are one of five “Alpha Clinics” in a network designated by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state’s stem cell agency. The UC San Diego CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic is the cell therapy arm of Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego Health. We specialize in early phase, first-in-human trials. The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center also supports pre-clinical, laboratory, IND-enabling (clinical trial enabling), translational and related research and education in stem cells.

The Alpha Stem Cell Clinics are established to launch and conduct numerous, extensive clinical trials of stem cell-based drugs and therapies in California, testing products developed by independent California-based investigators and companies. These trials are required before any new drug or treatment can be approved for clinical use.

The clinics' unchanging goal is educate the public, raise awareness, and encourage understanding of stem cell science. This will combat “stem cell tourism” (the act of visiting domestic and foreign places to receive cell therapies which may not work and may not even contain stem cells) and will also combat the marketing of unproven, unregulated and potentially dangerous therapies. The clinics also help establish sustainable business models for future, approved stem cell treatments.



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