Leading Chinese Stem Cell Therapy Provider Expands Capacity Ahead of Schedule
TAIZHOU, China, May 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Beike Biotechnology Co. Ltd., one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies focusing on adult stem cell therapies, and the Jiangsu government’s China Medical City (CMC) opened China’s state-of-the-art stem cell storage and processing facility today. The 20,000 square-meter Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine Industrial Project of National Bio-Industry Base (NBPD) houses China’s first comprehensive regenerative medicine technology center and its largest international stem cell bank.
The Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine Industrial Facility gives Beike the capacity to store and process 1 million copies of stem cells, making it the largest and most sophisticated stem cell processing center of its kind in the world. The visionary leadership of the Jiangsu Government and Beike set the stage for this advancement when the partnership broke ground on the project one year ago. The NBPD facility is part of multi-stage project that consists of industry partnerships designed to provide a central research zone for China’s regenerative medicine and bio-medical industry. Groups collaborating on this biotechnology incubation center include those from Fudan University, Huazhong Science and Technology University, Nanjing University Medical School, Jiangsu University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Jiangsu Provincial People’s Hospital.
“Stem cells are the crown jewel of medical research,” said Dr. Ying Song, the center’s newly appointed VP for Medical, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs. “We are honored China Medical City has chosen Beike as a partner to support China’s role as a world leader in stem cell technology. Scientists all over the world — not just in China but in places like the U.S. and other developed Western countries — are engaged in the same work we are here in China Medical City. We believe our work will serve as a model for them as we conduct this important research designed to bring life-changing stem cell therapies to patients.”
Dr. Song described the mission of the new center as aggressive development of new, patented stem cell therapies along with the development of processes and protocols that follow stringent implementation of international quality benchmarks. He noted the center will have three main goals: adult stem cell collection and storage, establishment of processes and protocols based on international standards such as the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) standards and ISO9001 certifications, and to patent and bring stem cell therapies to clinical practice.