Announcements

Submitted on 05/24/2021 11:15 AM (Updated: 05/24/2021 11:16 AM)
Registration is now closed for the May 24, 2021 PACT web seminar "The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities for Cell Processing Facilities"  The web seminar handouts are now posted and can be found on the Education.Web Seminar page.
Submitted on 04/30/2021 11:55 AM (Updated: 05/24/2021 11:15 AM)
Registration is now open for the PACT Web Seminar entitled "The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities for Cell Processing Facilities".  This last web seminar for the PACT project will include presentations from two of our PACT Cell Processing Facility leaders as well as members from all five facilities for the extended Q&A session.  Click here to register.
Submitted on 04/30/2021 11:51 AM (Updated: 04/30/2021 6:45 PM)
This fully-updated and expanded 2nd edition of the book covering Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) for cell therapy products will be available in the summer of 2021.  Click here for more details.
Submitted on 03/02/2021 11:11 AM
After over seventeen years of support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH), the PACT Coordinating Center’s contract and operations will end on June 30, 2021. The PACT website has been a valued resource to the cell therapy community. Kindly take time to review its contents, request SOPs, and/or download web seminar materials that are of interest, as the PACT website will no longer be available after June 30, 2021.   Clinical or translational work that has been awarded to...
Submitted on 12/15/2020 10:21 AM (Updated: 12/15/2020 10:42 AM)
Registration is now closed for the December 15, 2020 Web Seminar "Contract Manufacturing By and For Academic Institutes". The web seminar handouts are now posted and can be found on the Education>Web Seminars page.
Submitted on 12/02/2020 12:38 PM (Updated: 12/15/2020 10:15 AM)
Registration is open for the PACT Web Seminar entitled “Contract Manufacturing By and For Academic Institutes”  Click here to register.
Submitted on 12/07/2020 1:46 PM (Updated: 12/07/2020 1:51 PM)
The PACT project is funded through June 2021. Please note that PACT is no longer accepting any new applications for regulatory, clinical or translational services.
Submitted on 10/28/2020 11:43 PM (Updated: 12/07/2020 1:42 PM)
Friday, December 4, 2020 is the last day to submit a PACT Regulatory application.  PACT is no longer accepting clinical and translation applications (as of May 1, 2020). The current NHLBI PACT program is funded through June 30, 2021.
Submitted on 11/21/2020 12:09 PM (Updated: 12/02/2020 12:40 PM)
On Tuesday, December 15, 12-1 ET, PACT will be hosting a web seminar entitled "Contract Manufacturing By and For Academic Institutes"  Registration will be opening soon.  Click here for more details.
Submitted on 02/13/2020 12:08 PM (Updated: 10/28/2020 11:44 PM)
After May 1, PACT will no longer accept applications for clinical and translational services. Scope applications must be submitted by April 27, 2020 to allow time for NHLBI scope review and applicant submission of the full application. Please note that applications for regulatory services will continue to be accepted in the online application system. The current NHLBI PACT program is funded through June 30, 2021. Therefore, the PACT program will only accept applications for services that can...
Submitted on 08/20/2020 5:14 PM (Updated: 08/20/2020 5:18 PM)
Registration is now open for the PACT Web Seminar entitled  “Methods for Cellular Therapies: Tracking Cells In Vivo and Assessing Biodistribution In Patients – What are your cells doing? Where do they go?”  Click here to register.
Submitted on 08/19/2020 4:55 AM (Updated: 08/20/2020 5:16 PM)
On Thursday, September 3, 12-1pm ET, PACT will be hosting a web seminar entitled “Methods for Cellular Therapies: Tracking Cells In Vivo and Assessing Biodistribution In Patients– What are your cells doing? Where do they go?” Registration will be opening soon, click here for more details!
Submitted on 06/30/2020 5:46 PM (Updated: 07/17/2020 10:44 AM)
Registration is now open for the PACT web seminar entitled “Cell Therapy GTP and GMP Facilities: Design and Operation to Optimize Space to Meet Manufacturing Needs.” Click here to register.
Submitted on 06/24/2020 2:12 PM (Updated: 06/30/2020 5:44 PM)
On Friday, July 17, 12-1pm ET, PACT will be hosting a web seminar entitled “Cell Therapy GTP and GMP Facilities: Design and Operation to Optimize Space to Meet Manufacturing Needs.” Registration will be opening soon, click here for more details!
Submitted on 08/25/2017 8:39 AM (Updated: 12/10/2019 8:36 AM)
Registration is now open for the 10 December 2019 PACT Web Seminar Guidance for Submission of an Initial Investigational New Drug (IND) Application. Click here to register. The Web Seminar eflyer can be found on the Education > PACT Web Seminars page.
Submitted on 11/07/2018 3:58 PM (Updated: 12/10/2019 8:36 AM)
The Web Seminar handout for Guidance for Submission of an Initial Investigational New Drug (IND) Application can be found on the Education > PACT Web Seminars page.  The registration link can also be found on the PACT Web Seminars page.
Submitted on 08/08/2018 4:11 PM (Updated: 10/03/2019 1:51 PM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Under the aegis of the NIH Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP), NIH is establishing a Regenerative Medicine Innovation Catalyst (RMIC) to catalyze the efficient development of safe and...
Submitted on 09/13/2018 12:30 PM (Updated: 09/13/2018 12:34 PM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The NHLBI-led Cure Sickle Cell Initiative engages PACT to accelerate the development of promising genetic therapies. Learn more at https://curingsicklecell.nhlbi.nih.gov.
Submitted on 02/01/2017 12:30 PM (Updated: 06/19/2018 9:44 AM)
Registration is now closed for the June 19, 2018 PACT Web Seminar, Development of GMP Cell Manufacturing of Cardiac Stem Cells. The web seminar handouts are now posted and can be found on the Education > PACT Web Seminars page.    
Submitted on 04/25/2018 12:13 PM
The 30 January 2018 FDA CTLM summary and slides are now available and posted to Education > Conferences/Workshops.
Submitted on 03/22/2018 9:51 AM (Updated: 04/25/2018 12:07 PM)
Integrated Training in Development and Clinical Practice of Cell Based Therapies at the University of Minnesota. For more information go to Education > Conferences/Workshops.
Submitted on 09/09/2016 11:25 AM (Updated: 04/25/2018 12:06 PM)
The NHLBI-funded PACT program was recently renewed. Contracts were awarded to the following Cell Processing Facilities:  Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) Center for Biomedicine and Genetics, City of Hope (Duarte, CA) Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, FL) Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Cellular Manufacturing Program (ISCI-CMP), University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine (Miami, FL) University of Minnesota Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics ...
Submitted on 05/25/2017 9:30 AM (Updated: 04/25/2018 12:06 PM)
The BEST Collaborative is seeking participations from cell processing laboratories Managers/Directors in a brief survey by July 1, 2017. This short survey is focused on novel cell therapy manufacturing and can be accessed by clicking here. The informative survey collects manufacturing data for similar products across institutions worldwide. In addition to providing information on various processing practices, the survey could facilitate collaboration across the globe. Survey results will be...