017-21 NSU TRED Annual Report FY2021_Web

NSU TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 13 NSU RESEARCH INSTITUTES AND CENTERS To e ciently address key issues facing humanity, NSU has established several research institutes and centers using a multidisciplinary, interprofessional approach. These currently include • Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program and Marine Environmental Education Center • Center For Drug Discovery and Development (CD3) • Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) Consortium • Emil Buehler Research Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics • Guy Harvey Research Institute • Institute for Natural and Ocean Sciences Research • Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine • National Coral Reef Institute • NSU AutoNation Institute for Breast Cancer Research and Care • NSU Cell Therapy Institute • Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research • Save Our Seas Shark Research Center VIVARIUM NSU’s state-of-the-art Vivarium Core Facility is outfitted with Tecniplast Green Line IVC cages. Each room is equipped with temperature, humidity, and light controls. In addition, all holding rooms have VHP ports to maintain an SPF environment. The Vivarium contains two separate holding areas: a barrier suite and a non-barrier suite. NSU’s animal care and use program is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care. CELL THERAPY CORE NSU’s Cell Therapy Core Facility provides expertise in processing of cells from primary tissues, expansion and di erentiation of cells, including immune and stem cells, genetic modification of cells by viral vectors, and development of cell-based therapy products, among other services. The main goal is to support research by providing GLP-quality laboratory space, various well-established SOP-driven processes and technical/lab support by experienced sta assistants. We ensure a high quality research environment by providing a HEPA filter particle controlled GLP-quality cell and tissue processing laboratory.