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Project of GMP laboratory for the iVF Riga Stem Cell Centre gained recognition by the jury in nomination "New engineering construction” as highly engineering and high-tech project.
On March 7, 2018, gala ceremony of "Latvian Construction Industry's Annual Award 2017" took place in the VEF Culture Palace, at which the winners in various categories were announced.
The competition "Latvian Construction Industry's Annual Award 2017" is organized by the "Building Design and Construction Council" in cooperation with Riga City Council Property Department, The Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia, The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia, Employers' Confederation of Latvia, Latvian society “Zaļās mājas” (Green Houses), State Inspection for Heritage Protection and "Live Riga".
Project of GMP laboratory for the iVF Riga Stem Cell Centre (Zala Street 1, Riga) gained recognition by the jury in nomination "New engineering construction” as highly engineering and high-tech project. The company “FIMA” (project manager Toms Mols) carried out the project and construction of the laboratory.
To work with mesenchymal stem cells, it is necessary to use the method of cultivation or replicating cells outside the body, but it is very important not to impair cell properties, so this work requires high qualification of laboratory specialists and must be performed under sterile conditions. To ensure these requirements, the cellular product for both long-term cryogenic storage and for therapeutic use must be produced in accordance with GMP standards. GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) is a system of rules, regulations and guidelines for the production of medicines, medical devices, diagnostic products, food, food additives and active ingredients. One of the key requirements for working at such high standards is the creation and equipping of a so-called "clean room", a laboratory in which adjusted level of cleanliness will be maintained and controlled, and this, in turn, will prevent the contamination of the cellular material.
Therefore, the GMP laboratory was opened to ensure appropriate conditions for working with cells.