The UCI Alpha Clinic provides the necessary infrastructure, clinical and operational expertise to accelerate cell and gene therapies at UCI and throughout our communities. To accomplish our mission, we are working to achieve the following five goals:

  1. Creating a Center of Excellence for cell-based therapeutics that addresses the unique challenges of testing and delivering novel cell therapies by integrating and building upon the extensive experience and many strengths of UCI and our partners.
  2. Building interactive and highly trained teams and electronic data sharing systems to accelerate and translate discovery to improve human health.
  3. Transforming the delivery of cell and gene therapeutics through our proven Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) manufacturing.
  4. Advancing, expanding, and integrating educational opportunities to inform patients, families, communities, and clinicians of the full range of scientifically sound and medically appropriate, regulated cell and gene therapy clinical trials while providing objective information about potentially dangerous and unproven procedures.
  5. Serving as a regional, national and international resource for evidence-based best practices in cell and gene treatments.