Takara Bio Announces the Completion of a New GMP Facility for Manufacturing Gene and Cell Therapy Products

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takara Bio USA, Inc. (TBUSA) announced that its parent company, Takara Bio Inc., has completed the construction of a new facility, the Center for Gene and Cell Therapy Processing II (CGCPII) in Shiga, Japan. The CGCPII has been operational since January 2020.

The CGCPII is an expansion of the Center for Gene and Cell Processing (CGCP), which was established in 2014 and designed specifically for the safe, efficient manufacture of gene and cell therapy products. Both facilities have received ISO 9001 certification. The CGCPII provides additional capacity for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) viral vector production, process development, aseptic filling, and quality-testing facilities, as well as room for future expansion.

With the addition of the CGCPII, Takara Bio is able to accommodate the growing demand for gene and cell therapies and will continue to enhance its services for biopharmaceuticals and regenerative medicine products under GMP and Good Gene, Cellular, and Tissue-based Products Manufacturing Practice (GCTP).

"Takara Bio is excited to increase our capacity to provide even more support to customers worldwide in the development of their regenerative medicine products. We have a history of developing products like RetroNectin® reagent for regenerative medicine research, and we are building on that history with our expanded facility and service offerings," said Junichi Mineno, Chief Operating Officer, Takara Bio Inc.

With our state-of-the-art GMP manufacturing facilities in Japan and Europe, Takara Bio provides services for viral vector production, cell processing, clinical-grade human embryonic stem cell line derivation, quality testing, and cell banking. These gene and cell therapy manufacturing services, carried out by a global team of seasoned experts, provide support throughout the entire process of developing vital regenerative medicine products.

About Takara Bio

Takara Bio USA, Inc. (TBUSA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Takara Bio Inc. that manufactures and distributes kits, reagents, and instruments for the life sciences, including NGS, PCR, gene delivery, genome editing, stem cell research, nucleic acid and protein purification, and automated sample preparation.

Takara Bio Inc., a world leader in biotechnology research and development, offers a host of life science research solutions, from enzymes and GMP reagents to contracted cell and gene therapy manufacturing services and is the developer of the RetroNectin reagent, a world standard in gene therapy protocols. Takara Bio is committed to preventing disease and improving the quality of life for all people through the use of biotechnology.


Lorna Neilson, PhD
VP, Corporate Development


Source: Takara Bio USA, Inc.

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