The Centre for Cell Manufacturing at NUI Galway is the first and only approved facility on the Island of Ireland. The custom-built licensed centre is designed to manufacture Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Products such as stem cells for use in human clinical trials. Cellular therapy is not a technology of the future, it is having an impact now, with thousands of ongoing clinical trials using stem cells as the preferred treatment option.

This provides further confirmation of the university’s leadership in world-class biomedical research and positions Ireland as a strategic global leader in the new technology of Regenerative Medicine.

View the Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland Brochure.

NUI Galway also has a new and unique MSc in Cellular Manufacturing and Therapy, now taking applications for 2017/18 entry.


Clinical Trials

Ground-breaking innovation advances medical technology and its application to patient care.

Stem cells are the precursors of the body’s tissues. They can differentiate into specialised cells and secrete potent biological factors which stimulate tissue regeneration and repair. Stem cells offer enormous potential for new medical treatments.

The Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland (CCMI) is a custom-built facility designed to manufacture advanced therapeutic medicinal products such as stem cells for use in human clinical trials.

Read about our clinical trials here.  

Ireland's First Licensed Facility

The Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland (CCMI) at NUI Galway is the first facility on the island of Ireland to be licensed to manufacture cultured stem cells for human use.

The manufacturing of cellular products is unique in that it is not a conventional pharmaceutical product, but is a biological product manufactured from a living tissue source.

CCMI received Irish Regulatory Approval in August 2013 to manufacture human Mesenchmyal Stem Cells (hMSCs) for clinical use.

The Team

The facility is staffed by dedicated personnel and has implemented a Quality Management System (QMS) to ensure full compliance with EU legislation for manufacture of cell based IMP.

The manufacturing process requires highly qualified and trained personnel to produce cells, and also to perform routine cleanroom tasks such cleaning and environmental monitoring. 

Read more about the team here.