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The Günter Leifheit Stem Cell Institute is an institute for applied research whose main focus is on stem cell based therapies.

It is hosted in the hospital district of the City of Lugano, with the specific function of applied research, development and education in the domain of stem cells– 4,400 square meters of applied research laboratories, specifically intended to turn this institute into one of the constituents of an all-encompassing biomedical structure where researchers, physicians and engineers will be able to develop stem cell projects.

The Institute includes four levels, two underground for technical spaces, warehouses and archives, a slightly raised mezzanine level where the Institute entrance will be located, and two above-the ground floors for laboratories and administrative offices.

The available spaces will be devoted to diversified activities – from clean rooms for the processing of biological material in compliance with GMP standards to genetics laboratories and others for diagnostics or applied research. Furthermore, there will be specific areas devoted to long-term cryopreservation of stem cells – twenty years or more – as well as research laboratories with room for approximately fifty researchers.

The Institute is near the Ospedale Civico (City Hospital) of Lugano.
The Project is done by architect Enrico Sassi.

Gunter Leifheit Stem Cell Institute

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The Gunter Leifheit Stem Cell Institute, new headquarter of the Swiss Stem Cell Foundation and of companies related to “Life Sciences”, will be completed and ready to host its new tenants starting from spring 2017 (images taken in June 2016)

The Institute will have spaces available  to rent as offices, laboratories , deposits and stem cell banking.

Approximate annual costs will be:

  • Offices and laboratories:         from CHF 250/m2 + expenses
  • Deposits:                                           from CHF 170/m2 + expenses
  • Stem Cell banking:                       from CHF 220/m2

Those who rent offices or labs will also have the possibility  of parking spaces

The Institute will also have conference rooms of various dimensions available also to external users for the organization of events .

If you need more info on dimensions, technical details etc., please contact us

 

The “Günter Leifheit Stem Cell Institute” is under construction and will become the Headquarter of Swiss Stem Cell Foundation during 2017.