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The MDCell – Helmholtz Innovation Lab is a platform to perform customer service in the area of gene and cell engineering.

Further, the MDCell is hosting cooperation projects between the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin (MDC) and external partners.
Such partners may be private companies interested in technologies developed at the MDC.
The MDCell provides physical lab infrastructure and scientific expertise around technologies, where patent rights are held by the MDC.

The concept of the MDCell is to operate financially independent. Project expenses need to be covered by customers and industry partners. However, the MDCell is located under the umbrella of the MDC having access to world-class infrastructure and core facilities of the MDC.

The MDCell is supported by a Helmholtz Innovation Lab grant. Further details about the Helmholtz Innovation Labs initiative can be found at:

The MDCell is fueled by discoveries and inventions developed in the research groups of renowned scientists in the gene and cell therapy field Dr. Zsuzsanna Izsvák and Prof. Wolfgang Uckert.