Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. Chooses Cytonome’s GigaSort® Cell Sorting Technology for Cell Bioprocessing

Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. has installed the GigaSort® Platform in their newly opened Manufacturing Plant for Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy in Osaka, Japan. The center is the world’s first commercial iPSC plant. The GigaSort platform is a microfluidic based cell sorting technology that allows the selection of highly specific and pure cell populations in a manufacturing environment.

“We are thrilled to be providing the GigaSort technology to Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. to enable exciting advances in regenerative medicine and the transition from proof of concept into accessible, manufacturable products,” said John Sharpe, PhD, Cytonome’s Chief Technology Officer.

The GigaSort Platform is designed expressly for CGMP manufacturing. The highly parallel microfluidic channel design allows high throughput processing that remains gentle on the cells. The microfluidic chip is part of a disposable, enclosed fluidic set that can be gamma irradiated, eliminating the need for aerosol containment.