Merger of Vector Development Laboratory and Gene Vector Core
Since 1999, the Vector Development Laboratory has developed and implemented novel cellular and gene-based treatments for a variety of diseases. Gene transfer vectors provide investigators important research tools in studies of gene function. They can make gene delivery easy and efficient in a number of models of disease. The Vector Development Laboratory is located within the Cell and Gene Therapy Center on the 10th floor of the Alkek Building at Baylor College of Medicine.
The Vector Development Laboratory provides comprehensive service in the design, creation, production, and analysis of standard gene therapy. To help investigators chose the optimum vector system for their proposed application, the VDL has available many different "off the shelf" vectors containing a range of reporters, which will provide essential information about transduction.
We also strive to produce vectors at the lowest possible cost. We operate as a non-profit core facility, so the price of the vectors and any associated testing are provided to you at cost, meaning we do not charge anything above and beyond what is costs us to produce the vectors or complete a service request.