Allan Dietz

Director, IMPACT (Immune, Progenitor, and Cellular Therapeutics)
Mayo Clinic

Allan B. Dietz, PhD, is the Director of IMPACT (Immune, Progenitor, and Cellular Therapeutics) a GMP facility at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. This facility is the equivalent of a Mayo Clinic Drug Company charged with identifying, translating, and implementing the use of cells as drugs. Dr. Dietz has established multiple cell therapy platforms that offer physicians across multiple disciplines an opportunity to treat patients with investigational cell therapies. The cancer vaccine (immunotherapy) platform is currently treating patients in clinical trials for NHL, GBM, Melanoma, and Ovarian cancer. The stem cell (MSC) platform is currently being evaluated in multiple indications across thirteen independent trials. Across the entire effort, we are approaching treating our 500th patient manufacturing approximately 1000 doses of cells for some of the most difficult to treat diseases. Technology from the lab has resulted in more than 100 papers published as well as multiple patent applications and technology licenses to cell therapy companies.

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