In 2018, Saint-Gobain opened the Life Sciences Lab in Worcester, MA located at the UMass Science Park located at 1 Innovation Drive in Biotech 3.
The lab tests products for the Cell and Gene Therapy market. Living cells are a new class of drugs thanks to recent advances like CAR-T cell therapy, which allows scientists to modify a patient's immune cells and administer them to the person to detect and destroy cancer.
Targeting the immune system instead of the disease represents a paradigm shift in treating cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The Worcester lab is dedicated to understanding cell and material interactions for designing single-use systems for the manufacturing of cell and gene therapies.
> Isolation, processing and culturing of primary and immortalized cells
> High-end analytical equipment to observe and evaluate cell performance and cell-material interactions
> Cell and protein interactions
> Molecular bioplogy assays to investigate protein localization and quantification
> Sterile welding and pumping
> Low and ultra-low temperature testing