Since 2008, the HUG-CELL is one of the National Institute of Science and Technology in Stem Cells in Human Genetic Diseases.

A new Cell Therapy Center project was approved, linked to the HUG-CELL, with the main focus on Cell Therapy in Genetic Diseases: Neuromuscular, Neurodegenerative and Craniofacial.

HUG-CELL is one of the seventeen Research, Innovation and Diffusion Centers of the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (State of São Paulo Research Foundation, Fapesp).