Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Medical Hospital
Center for Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy

The compact CPC (Cell Processing Center) is comprised of five preparation rooms for advanced cell therapy and regenerative medicine to fulfill patient requirements.

As a pioneer that introduced CPC facility, The Center for Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy in Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Medical Hospital is working on cell therapy and regenerative medicine in order to support and regenerate dysfunctional tissues and organs. The university established the Cell Processing Center (CPC) in 2002 for cell therapy and regenerative medicine.

The pioneering facility at the time that introduced CPC was established by Professor Tomohiro Morio, a former center chief. The center had three cell preparation rooms and one depressurized room in space of 100m2 which was designed and constructed by Sanyo Electric, the PHCbi predecessor.

After this, CPCs were required to conform to the structural design standards outlined in the Act to Ensure the Safety of Regenerative Medicine which was implemented in 2013. With the start of several research and clinical trial projects concerning cell therapy and regenerative medicine within the university, the construction of a new CPC was planned.

The new CPC was designed and constructed by Panasonic Healthcare, also the predecessor of PHCbi that had designed and constructed the previous center, continuing the good relationship from the Sanyo Electric days with support for possible malfunctions that was very highly evaluated.

The new CPC completed in 2014 comprises five cell preparation rooms in the same 100m2 space, achieving a compact and highly productive work environment. In addition, minimizing cross contamination risk through the definition of movement lines and rooms designed with a chamber pressure difference of 15Pa are also major features.

Currently, in the five cell preparation rooms, there are five projects related to the following research, clinical trials and therapies ongoing at the same time.