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Preservation of cord blood stem cells

Stem cells are non-specialized cells characterized by unlimited proliferation potential and the unique ability to differentiate into the specialized cells of which tissues and organs are made.

Umbilical cord blood contains stem cells in the youngest and most potent form. These cells are not specialized and have a high proliferative potential in addition to the ability to differentiate the cells that compose the blood and its components. These cells – called “hematopoietic” – can be used therapeutically to treat blood-lymphatic disorders.

The only circumstances in which these precious cells, which have the ability to self-renew can be obtained, is at the time of a baby’s birth.

Later, they can also be taken from the bone marrow but not without inferior therapeutic results.

Autologous and private conservation with the Bioscience Institute

The activity of private stem cell banks has always contributed to raising awareness of the importance of conserving cord blood stem cells, whether public or private.

Over the years, in fact, requests for donations have increased or decreased when those for private conservation followed the same trend (1). Private banks, therefore, can integrate the activities of public banks, if they are able to provide, through a bioethical code and excellent quality standards, balanced information, and the necessary guarantees.

What is important to know about cord blood storage

Why store?

Stem cells can be used in the treatment of serious diseases. Therefore, storing cord blood is an investment in the health of your children and compatible family members. More than 1,400 clinical trials are currently underway to prove the efficacy of these cells and there are more than a thousand diseases that are analyzed and treated using these cells.

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When to store?

Stem cells, which are used to treat a wide variety of diseases, are one of the most important and safest tools made available to humans through research.

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What to store?

It is possible to preserve stem cells from both, umbilical cord blood and the cord tissue. From umbilical cord blood it is possible to obtain and store hematopoietic stem cells to treat blood and lymphatic system disorders, while from the umbilical cord it is possible to extract mesenchymal stem cells that can be used in the treatment of degenerative processes of human tissues and organs.

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The Procedure

The blood contained in the umbilical cord, rich in stem cells, can be collected during delivery (both physiological and caesarean) through a simple procedure without risks for the mother and her newborn. The same can also be done for the cord tissue.

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Cell Factory with high standards of excellence and GMP certification

At the Bioscience Institute laboratories, biological cryopreservation in liquid nitrogen vapors have been carried out for more than 20 years. Procedures, technologies, and structures of the Bioscience Institute laboratories guarantee standards of excellence certified by supranational bodies and therefore the possibility of reuse over time.

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How to enroll for the cryopreservation service offered by our Center

How to enroll?

To take advantage of the umbilical cord blood stem cell storage service, simply send an email at or fill out the online Kit Request form.

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Contract and costs

The Bioscience Institute, as owner of the stem cell factories and laboratories, and not an intermediary, proposes a direct contract that uniquely identifies the costs, annual fee and managers of the cryopreservation service.

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Guarantees offered

More than 40,000 transplants of stem cells from umbilical cords have been carried out around the world for the treatment of about 100 diseases. They confirm the efficacy and safety of the treatment and therefore the utility of storage.

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Order the Kit

Ask Bioscience Institute for the kit for storing your child’s blood and/or cord tissue. Fill out the request form and you will be contacted without obligation by one of our trusted biologists.

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Are you pregnant?

Are you thinking of storing your child's stem cells?

Cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord after the baby is born and is a valuable source of stem cells.

Until recently it was treated as “waste” and eliminated with hospital waste along with the placenta and the umbilical cord. It is currently used in the treatment of around 100 serious diseases.

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