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About Cryo-Cell

Cryo-Cell is the world's first cord blood bank, having given birth to the industry in 1989.  Today, we have been entrusted to store the cord blood from the babies of more than 500,000 parents from 87 countries.  Cryo-Cell’s leadership is recognized worldwide as evidenced by the licensing of our technology and service offering to three of the world’s top seven private cord blood banks.  Approximately 40,000 OBGYNs have recommended Cryo-Cell to patients or collected and sent cord blood to Cryo-Cell.   Cryo-Cell's industry leading, state-of-the-art laboratory and storage facility are situated adjacent to our corporate headquarters. This proximity allows our executives to directly oversee the daily operation of the most secure, efficient, and technically advanced facility in the industry.

 
1989

The Beginning

Birth is given to the cord blood banking industry through the establishment of Cryo-Cell International, Inc. in Clearwater, FL to cryopreserve umbilical cord stem cells for family use. Since this time, our mission has been to provide the world’s premier cryopreservation service and to support research and development initiatives for regenerative medicine.
1992

The First Cord Blood Collection

 Cryo-Cell collects, processes and stores our first cord blood stem cell specimen on behalf of parents who had the tremendous foresight to envision the future of regenerative medicine.
2000

Expands to Europe

Cryo-Cell agrees to exclusively license our technology and service in Europe to Cryo-Save Group N.V., which today is Europe’s largest cord blood bank .  This represents the first of many cord blood banking companies that Cryo-Cell will give rise to.
2001

Opens in Mexico 

Cryo-Cell agrees to exclusively license our technology and service in Mexico to Cryo-Cell de Mexico, which today is Mexico’s largest cord blood bank .  Many cord blood banking reviews have ranked Cryo-Cell de Mexico as the leading stem cell storage brand in Mexico.
2002

Our First Lifesaving Stem Cell Transplant

Cryo-Cell successfully saves the life of a three year boy from his battle with T-Cell Lymphoma with the stem cells from his brother that were processed and stored at Cryo-Cell.  This was our first transplant and today the boy is a healthy 15 year old, who loves to play football.
2003

Earns American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) Accreditation

Cryo-Cell receives accreditation by the AABB, which is an organization dedicated to the practice and standards of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies to optimize patient and donor care in preparation for and during transplantation.
2004

Cord Blood Banking in India

Cryo-Cell agrees to exclusively license our technology and service in India to LifeCell International, which today is India’s largest cord blood bank .  With its recent launch of “The World’s Most Affordable Stem Cell Banking Solution, this Cryo-Cell affiliate has made affordable cord blood banking available to thousands of new families who previously could not consider the service.
2004

New State-Of-The-Art Laboratory

Cryo-Cell relocates our corporate headquarters and laboratory to a newly constructed, nearly 18,000 square-foot state-of-the-art current Good Manufacturing Practice and Good Tissue Practice (cGMP/cGTP)-compliant facility just outside Tampa, Florida.
2005

Safeguards Stem Cells for 100,000 Clients

Cryo-Cell proudly announces that we have processed our 100,000th cord blood collection , making us the industry’s first company to reach this milestone.
2011

Rolls out a high-end, cord tissue cryopreservation service

Cryo-Cell initiates a premium service that cryopreserves cord tissue mesenchymal stem cells that can differentiate into bone, muscle, fat, and cartilage tissue.
2013

The First Major Bank to Adopt Premium Processing

Cryo-Cell announces the adoption of a new, state-of-the-art cord blood processing method, known as Prepacyte-CB (Cord Blood) Processing System, enabling parents to obtain the industry’s best possible cord blood collection for their babies.
2014

The First Private Cord Blood Bank in U.S. to Earn FACT Accreditation 

Cryo-Cell is awarded accreditation by FACT (the Foundation for the Accreditation for Cellular Therapy) for voluntarily adhering to the most stringent quality standards in the industry as determined by an internationally recognized certification association.  Cryo-Cell is the first U.S. private cord blood banking company to receive FACT accreditation.
Our Partners
  • Stem Cell Research at Stanford University
  • Research Stem Cell Future Potential at University of South Florida
  • Expecting mothers please visit ACOG - American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to find cord blood collection practitioner
  • College of Nurse-Midwives supports Cord Blood Storage education
  • Florida Blood Services partner with Family Cord Blood Banks
  • National Hispanic Medical Association partners with Cryo-Cell
  • International Childbirth Education Association logo
  • Stanford University logo
  • University of Central Florida logo
  • ACOG logo
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives logo
  • Florida Blood Services partner with Family Cord Blood Banks
  • National Hispanic Medical Association logo