The Department of Medical Sciences develops and promotes the vaccine industry using cultured cells.



The Department of Medical Sciences develops and promotes the vaccine industry using cultured cells.

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Department of Medical Sciences Ministry of Public Health Improves knowledge and capacity of quality control laboratories. For Vero cell analysis for vaccine production. To support domestic production and promote the integrated medical industry. Thailand is the Medical Hub according to Thailands economic development policy.     


    
Dr. Sukhum Kanchanapimai, Director-General of the Department of Medical Sciences, said that the Department of Medical Sciences realized that Thailand could produce vaccines using cell culture technology from the source to the destination. Now, what is the obstacle? Is to investigate the characteristics of cultured cells used in the production. Therefore, there are plans to develop the laboratory. And cooperation with the competent governmental agencies of the Peoples Republic of China. To send personnel to training techniques to analyze the characteristics of cultured cells. Especially the cell (Vero cell), which is the cell culture. Many vaccines are used in vaccines, especially those caused by the virus. Including rabies vaccine in Thailand is going to develop a vaccine in the future.

    
Current vaccines produced by cultured cells contain several types, such as rabies vaccines. JE encephalitis Dengue fever Virus infection And flu, but our home do not have a laboratory. Of cells according to international standards. Manufacturers and researchers developing vaccines in the country must send cultured cells to test. Offshore Features To confirm that the cultured cells have the proper properties. It is safe and does not cause cancer. Used to produce vaccines. In this regard, the Department of Medical Sciences by the Institute of Biomaterials. As a quality control laboratory of the country. Development of cell culture characterization It is a cultured cell derived from the kidneys of monkeys in Africa and is a cell in countries around the world. Including the World Health Organization to accept for use in vaccine production. However, the manufacturer must have the information to check the characteristics of the cell before use in production. The Department of Medical Sciences is developing a method for characterizing cell culture. After being trained by the Peoples Republic of China, it is expected that the service will be available in 2018, which will enable Thailand to produce vaccines. Using quality and safe culture cells.
    
Dr. Sukhum Kanchanapimai continues that. Characterization of cell culture The Department of Medical Sciences Department of Public Health. It is part of the quality control of the cells that will be used to produce the vaccine. To ensure that vaccines produced using cultured cells in Thailand Quality control system since production. Until the finished product quality is safe and effective equivalent to international standards. It is important to reduce the cost of sending the cell to a foreign country. Self-reliance in the country. Support for research and development of vaccines. Including the vaccine industry in the country. According to Thailand policy 4.0