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Stevenage Cell Therapy Centre to create 150 jobs

Stevenage is to be at cutting-edge of the fight for medical cures after £55 million cell therapy centre plans announced.

The firm Cell Therapy Catapult (CTC) is planning to build the centre on the Stevenage Bioscience campus creating up to 150 new jobs.

Business Secretary Vince Cable welcomed the news.

"This therapy is at the very cutting edge of medical research, and is using our own cells in the fight against life-threatening diseases including cancer," he said.

'Unmet medical needs'

Cell therapy involves introducing cells into the body that will grow and replace damaged tissue.

Keith Thompson, chief executive of CTC, said: "This facility will complement the existing UK capability, enabling companies to operate at the scale needed... and we look forward to working with global scientific and medical communities to assist in their research into products that have the potential to address many unmet medical needs."