We have become a leader in the cord blood–banking field because of the investments we make back into our services and products. Since we were first established, we have striven to improve the science and technology behind the cord blood–banking industry. We contribute much of our success to four areas of development that interlink and bring a high level of quality to our customers:
Four Links of the Quality Chain
Protects up to 30 times longer than kits from other private banks and contains an FDA-approved sterile collection bag
PrepaCyte-processed stem cells have been shown to engraft more quickly than any other processing method55–59
Provides parents with multiple treatment opportunities with its 5 independently sealed compartments
Has been shown to lead to better therapeutic outcomes when stem cells are processed in FACT-accredited labs
Advanced collection kit: Don't lose your stem cells before they even make it to the bank
Cryo-Cell's cord blood collection kit
The loss of stem cell viability because of extreme temperatures experienced during transportation is a problem that all cord blood banks should take seriously. Unfortunately, most cord blood banks rely on the speed of the courier service in hope that it will be delivered quickly and the functionality and usefulness of the cord blood and cord tissue collection will not be affected. Properly safeguarding a collection requires a kit with excellent insulating properties.
In addition, we have an FDA–NDA-approved collection bag. Following the FDA recommendations, we only use bags containing a citrate phosphate dextrose (CPD) solution to safeguard clients from complications linked to an animal-sourced pharmaceutical-grade dry anticoagulant, likely sourced from mucosal tissues of slaughtered meat animals such as porcine (pig) intestines or bovine (cattle) lungs. This type of anticoagulant has long been linked to toxicity and allergic reactions. Our collection bag containing CPD is used to maximize the recovery of stem cells.36, 37 In addition to using an FDA-recommended anticoagulant, the bag is also sterile and C-Section-ready.
Our collection–transportation kit provides 30 times more protection than other kits currently used in the private cord blood–banking industry. Here are just a few of the new kits features:
- It features vacuum-insulated panels, which provide 10 times more temperature insulation than foam and other materials used in other kits.
- It utilizes state-of-the-art gel packs containing phase-change materials, which require no refrigeration or freezing yet provide maximum temperature control.
- It includes an internal indicator that continuously monitors the temperature during transportation and alerts us if a temperature excursion occurs.
Read more about our advanced collection kit.
PrepaCyte-CB superior processing: Get better more quickly during the vital stage of recovery
We were the first major bank to adopt an advanced processing technology that has been shown to engraft more quickly than any other processing method. How does it do this? PrepaCyte-CB yields the maximum recovery of stem cells and provides the highest red blood cell depletion over all other methods.
Forward-looking collection and storage bags: Give your baby access to future progress
Many parents want their baby's cord blood to be available in multiple doses, giving them more options in its use in treatments and giving accessibility, if needed, for its use in other family members. Our forward-looking, five-compartment cord blood storage bag provides parents with better flexibility for how and when they use their baby’s cord blood. It also works in conjunction with other proprietary changes that have increased stem cell viability during processing by 10 percent.
Read more about our five-chamber storage bag.
Stringent accreditations: Help ensure the best treatment outcomes
We have a state-of-the-art laboratory, which has received the most accreditations of any cord blood bank and was the first and only private cord blood bank in the U.S. to meet the stringent standards set forth by the Foundation for the Accreditation for Cellular Therapy (FACT).
- According to a study done at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, stem cell units from a FACT-accredited lab produce better treatment outcomes for patients.1
- The 10 top cancer centers in the U.S. are all FACT-accredited.2
Read more about our accreditations and licenses.