TALLINN - A lab suitable for production and multiplying of stem cells, unique in the Baltic States was opened in the Tehnopolis center in Tallinn on Aug. 16, reports Postimees Online. The new lab includes a so-called ‘clean room’ corresponding to GMP standards, which guarantees an aseptic environment with a special monitoring and influencing system.
Creators of the lab want to develop it, together with the Cell Treatment Cluster, into a production venue necessary for the development of Estonian and European medicine that is capable of producing cell treatment products corresponding to high quality requirements.
“Estonian scientists are expected to post scientific achievements and breakthroughs to the world. The prerequisite for achieving an applied breakthrough is a research-technical base and a lab with clean area that corresponds to the conditions for medicine production,” said Biolaborite council member, non-profit organization Cell Treatment founder, cell biologist PhD Toomas Neuman.
“Cell treatment is a future field of medicine that enables treatment of a person with stem cells taken from his own body. As a doctor and a surgeon I hope that the new lab provides an opportunity of creating and developing innovative treatment methods for global medicine,” said Dr. Andrus Loog from Restorative Surgery Clinic.