CPC / Cell Culture
CPC is an abbreviation for Cell Processing Center.
It is a high-level clean room where various processes such as cell extraction, culture and differentiation induction are performed.
In accordance with the Act on Securing Safety of Regenerative Medicine, the conditions that need to be met in CPCs (sterile, prevention of cross-contamination, securing of cleanliness etc.) are strictly regulated, and those in charge of performing cell processing and those in charge of quality control work together to maintain high cell quality. Furthermore, technicians who actually undertake cell processing there must also undergo specialized training to acquire advanced skills.
At the Faculty of Medicine of the University of the Ryukyus, various regenerative medicine treatments and research is being conducted in the CPC in the Regenerative Medicine Research Center. As a result, the CPC is a GMP-compliant (high standards stipulated in the “Standards for Manufacturing Control and Quality Control for Drugs and Quasi-drugs”), high standard facility, enabling high cell quality with complete sterility.
In addition, in the culturing of adipose-derived stem cells, we have established a unique and advanced technology that can multiply the number of cells several hundred thousand times. We are conducting multiple researches into the development of cell culture methods and quality inspection, and we will provide new values to society based on the results of these researches.