Regea Cell and Tissue Center
Regea Cell and Tissue Center is a clinical tissue bank and a GMP cell manufacturing unit. Regea is a non-profit organization operating under the University of Tampere.
Clinical tissue bank
Regea procures and distributes tissue transplants (bone, tendon, amniotic membrane and cornea) for clinical use. Regea also imports tissue transplants from EU countries. Yearly circa 700 transplants are distributed to hospitals. One of the most important goals of Regea is to increase tissue donations and ensure the availability of tissues for transplantation in Finland.
Tissue Orders: kudoskoordinaattori [at] tuni.fi, +358 50 4437 236
Stem cell products
Cell therapy medicinal products and tissue engineered products represent a new category of drugs which holds wide therapeutic potential for treating different types of diseases. Regea Cell and Tissue Center was among the first in the world to start the manufacture of tissue engineered products for clinical applications. Thus far close to 30 patients suffering from bone tissue defects have been treated by stem cells derived from the patient’s own adipose tissue. The treatments have been made in collaboration with Finnish hospitals.
Regea houses a GMP laboratory with adjacent QC laboratories for the manufacture of cell-based products.