Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
THE CORIELL INSTITUTE for Medical Research, located on the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey campus in Camden, New Jersey, is a not—for-profit research institution founded in 1953 by Dr. Lewis Coriell. Dr. Coriell designed breakthrough cell line storage and processing technologies in the early 1950s. This technology allowed other scientists to create vaccines (including the polio vaccine by Dr. Salk and Dr. Sabin) and treatments. In 1956 laboratory space was provided to researchers by the South Jersey Medical Research Foundation. The name was changed to the Institute for Medical Research in 1966 and finally to the Coriell Institute for Medical Research to honor Dr. Coriell when he retired in 1985. The Coriell Institute remains at the forefront of cell technology, with scientists working on cell cultures, cell characterization, and cryopreservation and electronic catalogs. The Coriell Institute focuses on research, cell banking, and public education. Research at Coriell ...