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Mathews Center for Cellular Therapy (MCCT)

In Northwestern Memorial Hospital Olson Pavilion


The Mathews Center for Cellular Therapy (MCCT) offers researchers, clinicians and biotech companies regulatory compliant labs and services to manufacture minimally and more than minimally manipulated and complex biotechnology products. Offering:

Four Product Manufacturing Suites

  • Good manufacturing practices (GMP)
  • Good tissue practices (GTP)
  • Adaptable to most biologic and cellular processes for phase I – III clinical trials

Large General Lab

  • GTP
  • Good laboratory practices (GLP)
  • Accommodates minimally and more than minimally manipulated products


  • Access to 24/7 monitored cryopreservation storage facilities for manufactured products
  • CLIA certified testing for release criteria
  • Regulatory and process support

You may contact Fenlu Zhu, Ph.D., Director of MCCT at with any questions or requests.

Parking and Transportation

Parking is available at discounted rates for patients and visitors of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Download Parking Map

Parking Rates

Standard Parking

Up to 7 Hours: $26 7 to 24 Hours: $12

Parking Validation

Parking garage tickets must be validated each time a car is parked. Without validation, regular garage rates will apply.

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