Stem cells in menstrual blood have similar regenerative capabilities as the stem cells in umbilical cord blood and bone marrow. Cryo-Cell's patent-pending menstrual stem cell service offers women in their reproductive years the ability to store and preserve these cells for potential use by herself or a family member free from ethical or political controversy.
Cryo-Cell is the only stem cell bank in the world that can offer women the reassurance and peace of mind that comes with this opportunity.
What are menstrual stem cells?
Stem cells in menstrual blood are highly proliferative and possess the unique ability to develop into various other types of healthy cells. During a woman’s menstrual cycle, these valuable stem cells are discarded.
Cryo-Cell's menstrual stem cell banking service captures those self-renewing stem cells, processes and cryopreserves them for emerging cellular therapies that hold the promise of potentially treating life-threatening diseases.
How are menstrual stem cells collected, processed and stored?
The menstrual blood is collected in a physician’s office using a medical-grade silicone cup in place of a tampon or sanitary napkin. The sample is shipped to Cryo-Cell via a medical courier and processed in our state-of-the-art ISO Class 7 clean room.
The menstrual stem cells are stored in two cryovials that are overwrapped to safeguard them during storage. The overwrapped vials are cryogenically preserved in a facility that is closely monitored at all times to ensure that your menstrual stem cells are safe and ready for future use.
What are the benefits of banking menstrual stem cells?
Cryo-Cell's innovative menstrual stem cell banking service provides women with the exclusive opportunity to build their own personal healthcare portfolio with stem cells that will be a 100% match for the donor. Menstrual stem cells have demonstrated the capability of differentiating into many other types of stem cells such as cardiac, neural, bone, fat and cartilage.
Banking menstrual stem cells now is an investment in your future medical needs. Currently, they are being studied to treat stroke, heart disease, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, and ischemic wounds in pre-clinical and clinical models.
Cryo-Cell’s activities for New York State residents are limited to collection, processing, and long-term storage of menstrual stem cells. Cryo-Cell’s possession of a New York State license for such collection, processing, and long-term storage does not indicate approval or endorsement of possible future uses or future suitability of these cells.