Choice processing methods

Cryo-Cell offers expectant mothers a choice ot two different processing methods:

  1. Hetastarch® (HES) processing
  2. PrepaCyte-CB® premium processing

Hetastarch (HES) processing of umbilical cord blood has been the industry standard since 1988, and thousands of transplants using HES-processed cord blood have been successful.

In 2009, a new advanced technology for processing cord blood stem cells known as PrepaCyte-CB was developed. Cryo-Cell is the first major cord blood bank to embrace this superior technology, which yields the maximum recovery of healthy stem cells and provides superior red blood cell depletion over all other methods. Our premium processing method is just another example of how Cryo-cell continues to set the gold standard in the cord blood industry.

How is PrepaCyte superior?

More of what parents want

Cryo-Cell’s premium processing method, PrepaCyte-CB, recovers significantly more viable stem cells than the processing methods used by other cord blood banks. It has been shown to capture 51 percent more than the standard HES method as offered by Viacord and 70 percent more than the AutoXpress (AXP) method as used by Cord Blood Registry (CBR).This means better therapeutic outcomes should the need to use the stem cell ever arise.

Higher stem cell recovery
51%
More than HES1
70%
More than AXP1
 

Less of what parents don't

PrepaCyte-CB also reduces red blood cell (RBC) contamination. Fewer red blood cells post processing means fewer toxic side elements. AXP can reduce the red cell count by up to 70 percent, and HES can reduce its volume by up to 82 percent; however, PrepaCyte can get rid of up to 99% of red blood cell contamination.

Lower Red Blood Cell Count
99%
Cryo-Cell
RBC Depletion2, 3
82%
HES (Viacord)
RBC Depletion
2, 3
70%
AXP (CBR)
RBC Depletion
45
 

Our commitment to quality leads to better outcomes for parents, and we are committed, focused and driven toward obtaining the best possible stem cell collection for your baby and family.

 

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