Chaum Global Stem Cell Clinical Trials Center

CHA Stem Cell Institute

The CHA Stem Cell Institute researches both adult stem cell pipelines and embryonic stem cell pipelines in unison with the world’s leading universities and research scholars in order to be the leaders in curing various incurable diseases.


CHA Stem cell institute, which launched a composite global institute to handle adult and embryonic stem cells, is a leader in treatment research for a range of acute and chronic illnesses, with four Korean institutes and excellent stem cell researchers from leading international universities.

It is a core technology development center for treatment of chronic diseases using stem cells.
The research team comprises 250 top researchers both within Korea and abroad, and is working on cell differentiation induction to treat specific diseases (blindness, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, stroke, degenerative arthritis, liver cirrhosis adult leukemia, diabetes, incontinence, cerebral apoplexy, and cerebral hemorrhage) and the establishment of a cell bank to extend life spans and treat chronic diseases.

Research area
  • - Academic understanding and clinical application through the study of differentiation and regulation of embryonic / adult stem cells
  • - Development of artificial tissues and organs via stem cells
  • - Study of dedifferentiation to deal with specific stem cell reactions

Research Accomplishments

Embryonic stem cells
  • - 43 human embryonic stem cell strains established for immune compatible antigens
  • - Development of blindness treatment by retinal pigment epithelial cells originating in embryonic stem cells(registered as an orphan drug for Stargardts disease)
  • - Development of embryonic and cord blood stem cells, red blood cell and platelet manufacturing technique
  • - Development of cardiovascular cell therapy from embryonic stem cells
Cord blood stem cells
  • - Development of cell therapies for cerebral palsy and incontinence
Dedifferentiated stem cell established from protein only
Development of cell therapy for brain diseases