Enhancing Cord Blood Banking through Advancements in Expansion Technologies

Enhancing Cord Blood Banking through Advancements in Expansion Technologies

  • By Benjamin Greene
  • Posted 10/31/2017 5:02:31 PM

Ex vivo expansion has the potential to greatly increase the use of cord blood stem cells as a standard treatment. A growing number of studies are looking at various methods of expanding cord blood stem cells, and a number of these studies are in the second and third phases, suggesting that ex vivo expansion protocols are proving safe, effective and feasible.


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The Zika Virus Risk & Cord Blood Banking

The Zika Virus Risk & Cord Blood Banking

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 12/6/2016 2:56:27 PM
For everyone other than pregnant moms, the Zika virus poses only a small risk. It’s a much more serious situation for expecting moms, regardless of which trimester they are in. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. When it comes to preserving cord blood during the time that people are worried  about Zika spreading, Cryo-Cell International has taken  extensive precautions to ensure safe storage of all units.

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Cord Tissue Processing Key Role in Regenerative Medicine

Cord Tissue Processing Key Role in Regenerative Medicine

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 6/30/2016 12:52:11 PM
Stem cells derived from cord tissue are increasingly being utilized in regenerative medicine for a wide range of conditions. The latest research points to the critical importance of storing the cord tissue pieces rather than enzymatic digestion before cryopreservation to maximize the likelihood of use.

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Cord Blood for Brain Injury: A Synopsis of the Latest Research

Cord Blood for Brain Injury: A Synopsis of the Latest Research

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 10/27/2015 10:28:13 AM
As it stands now, available treatments for neurological injuries are limited in scope. Most therapies are aimed at managing the symptoms of the conditions rather than the underlying causes. There is tremendous interest—and strides being made—in developing stem cell therapies as potential treatments. The use of umbilical cord blood as a source of stem cells for such therapies represents a potential sea change in treatments and results.
 

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Stem Cells Making a Difference in Treating MS

Stem Cells Making a Difference in Treating MS

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 4/1/2015 1:45:32 PM
Results from a three year trial involving a combination of high-dose immunosuppressive therapy (HDIT) followed by an autologous stem cell transplant show incredible promise in the treatment of this debilitating disease.
 

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Advances in Cord Blood Expansion and Homing Technologies Enhance the Value of Cord Blood Banking

Advances in Cord Blood Expansion and Homing Technologies Enhance the Value of Cord Blood Banking

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 3/1/2015 1:31:43 PM

The most exciting advance in cord blood banking research is the recent discovery of a molecule, UM171, which can dramatically increase the number of stem cells in a cord blood unit. A phase I study is scheduled for December 2014.


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Cryo-Cell Is Awarded Cord Blood Banking Industry’s Most Prestigious Quality Accreditation

Cryo-Cell Is Awarded Cord Blood Banking Industry’s Most Prestigious Quality Accreditation

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 6/1/2014 1:26:19 PM
Cryo-Cell International is the first private cord blood bank in the U.S. to receive The Foundation for the Accreditation for Cellular Therapy (FACT) accreditation for voluntarily adhering to the most stringent cord blood quality standards set by any internationally recognized, independent accrediting organization.
 

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Adopting a New Cord Blood Processing Technology

Adopting a New Cord Blood Processing Technology

  • By Global Administrator
  • Posted 10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This November, Cryo-Cell is embracing a processing technology that results in a superior stem cell sample by:
  1. Depleting more harmful red blood cells
  2. Retaining more desirable stem cells
Red blood cell contamination has been shown to cause serious complications in transplant patients, including renal failure and hemolytic transfusion reactions.
 

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Superior Cord Blood Collection Kit - Quality Comes First

Superior Cord Blood Collection Kit - Quality Comes First

  • By Global Administrator
  • Posted 7/31/2013 10:07:58 AM
At Cryo-Cell, we are continually evaluating ways to improve the quality of our stem cell products to ensure that our specimens are the best in the industry. We have developed a new and improved kit for collection and transportation of cord blood and tissue that provides up to 30 times the protection from extreme temperatures as compared to other kits currently used in the industry. Stem Cells lose viability and functionality when exposed to extreme temperatures. 
 

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Delayed Cord Clamping & Cord Blood Banking Not Mutually Exclusive

Delayed Cord Clamping & Cord Blood Banking Not Mutually Exclusive

  • By Oleg Mikulinsky
  • Posted 5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Immediate clamping of the umbilical cord is standard practice in most delivery rooms and has been proven safe to both mom and infant. The ideal time for cord clamping has not been established but recommendations have been given, and a decision should be made between the patient and her physician, especially when wanting to bank the baby's cord blood.

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The World’s First Cord Blood Bank

Founded in 1989, Cryo-Cell is the world's first family cord blood bank.  More than 500,000 parents from 87 countries have entrusted Cryo-Cell (and our affiliates) with their baby’s cord blood collections.  Since inception, 100% of our clients’ collections have been successfully viable upon thaw, a statement that no other cord blood bank has made. Cryo-Cell's services include umbilical cord blood and cord tissue banking. Cryo-Cell's industry leading, state-of-the-art laboratory and storage facility are situated adjacent to its corporate headquarters. This proximity allows our executives to directly oversee the daily operation of the most secured, efficient, and technically advanced facility.

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