Nirupama Pike Named Director of New Cell Therapy Program

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in partnership with the UW Carbone Cancer Center, has chosen its first director of cell manufacturing at the Program for Advanced Cell Therapy (PACT). Nirupama Pike, PhD, will take the reins at the recently completed $1 million addition to the Clinical Hematopoietic Cell Processing Laboratory at University Hospital.

Advance furthers stem cells for use in drug discovery, cell therapy

Since highly versatile human stem cells were discovered at the University of Wisconsin–Madison nearly 20 years ago, their path to the market and clinic has been slowed by a range of complications.

Both embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells are valued for their ability to form any cell in the body.