Spanish Partners

UVa - University of Valladolid


Instituto de Biología y Genética Molecular (IBGM), is part of University of Valladolid, Spain. 

The group set up a GMP-compliant Cell production Unit (CPU) that was approved by the Spanish Medicine Agency in 2006. Cell production capacity was increased by opening in 2010 of new, state of the art CPU infrastructure in the Scientific Park. The last infrastructure is shared with Citospin, who is also partner of the present project. In our Research Institute we have access to common facilities, including flow cytometry (+sorting), confocal microscopy, culture, general molecular biology and proteomics facilities, etc

Instituto de Biología y Genética Molecular (IBGM) of University of Valladolid, Spain (UVA) will participate to RESPINE Project in collaboration with University Hospital Valladolid (for the clinical trial part of the project) and Fundacion General de la Universidad de Valladolid (FGUVA) (for administrative and financial tasks).


Team composition


Javier García-Sancho, MD PhD


is professor of Physiology. Member of Academia Europaea. See biographic profile Ouvre un lien externe dans une nouvelle fenêtreHERE



Soraya Tabares, PhD


is production Manager in charge of Clean Room since 2012. She is an expert in laboratory techniques for cell therapy including cytometry. Member of TerCel. 



Africa Cubero, 


is researcher specialist in microbiological quality control management. 



David Noriega, MD PhD


is senior Consultant and Surgeon at Traumatology and Orthopedics Service Clinic University Hospital, Valladolid. Member of TerCel. Expert in osteoarticular cell therapy.  IP Ouvre un lien externe dans une nouvelle fenêtreof previous clinical trial for DDD treatment with allogeneic MSC



Verónica García Díaz, 


is production Manager in Clean Room since 2009. Member of TerCel. 




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