Cord tissue is a source of many cell types, including Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs). Researchers have discovered that MSCs will play a major role in future clinical therapies using Regenerative Medicine.
FamilyCord is an AABB accredited Somatic Cell Facility for our cord tissue service. We take extra steps to give you extra confidence. Unlike other banks that store cord tissue, FamilyCord verifies the quantity and quality of your baby’s MSCs before placing them into long-term storage.
FamilyCord processes tissue in a clean room environment. CordTissuePLUS is a proprietary method of tissue processing that includes isolation of the stem cells and storage in a dual-chamber bag.
- Processing and Extraction: Maximize the number of cells available for future use
FamilyCord fully processes the cord tissue and extracts the cells into a solution. Storing cells in solution (rather than tissue segments) allows for superior cryopreservation that maximizes the number of cells available for future use. Other banks may simply store tissue segments rather than isolated cells.
- Verification: See the quality of your baby’s stem cells
A small sample is cultured from every cord tissue to demonstrate cellular growth. This quality control step provides verification of the MSCs growth potential for future therapies.
- PhotoCertificate: The proof is in the picture
When you choose to bank your baby’s cord tissue with FamilyCord’s CordTissuePlus, you will receive a PhotoCertificate of storage with:
- Total cell count and viability (pre-freeze)
- Verified growth of the treatment-ready stem cells
- A photograph of MSC cellular growth
“Virtually any disease that results from malfunctioning, damaged, or failing tissues may be potentially cured through regenerative medicine therapies.”
US Department of Health and Human Services