Stem Cell Preservation, Banking & Storage Benefits
22nd July 2021
Stem cells are special human cells (raw materials or building blocks) of the body, that have the power to develop into all other different types of cells, such as blood cells, muscle cells, bone cells, brain cells, and so more. Just as a seed is to a tree (basis of growth & hugely potent), so is a stem cell to a human body. Stem cells can also serve as a repair system to the cells, tissues, and organs of the body.
There are two main sources of stem cells:
These are pluripotent, meaning these come from unused embryos & can turn into more than a single cell type.
These are of two types:
Stem cells from the umbilical cord
The stem cells from the umbilical cord are highly potent because the fluid in the umbilical cord is loaded with stem cells. Umbilical cord blood nourishes the child, while in the womb, and is collected within the first five minutes of childbirth.
According to WHO, stem cells save over 50,000 lives all over the world. They can treat hundreds of identified & unidentified diseases such as lymphomas, leukemia, genetic disorders, cancer, blood diseases such as anemia, some metabolic and immune system conditions, which interrupt the capacity of the body to defend itself. Stem cells have substantially lowered the burden of disease and have greatly enriched the quality of life.
No wonder that cord blood banking has gained immense popularity in the past few years. Stem cell preservation or storage is an invaluable medical resource of safety for the baby as well as the entire family for a multitude of treatments, because:
Banking of stem cells is the process of collection, processing & preservation of stem cells for several possible future therapies and regenerative medicine. Parents-to-be do look for reliable & safe stem cell preservation.
Latest research & developments have abled bioprocess engineers & scientists to further genetically modify, differentiate or expand these cells to develop personalized treatments or therapies for known or uncommon diseases.
Biocell: Umbilical Cord Blood Bank for Stem Cell Preservation
Biocell is India's leading Umbilical Cord Blood Bank committed to preserving life-saving stem cells for your family's health needs. With Biocell you receive a comprehensive solution that starts right from safe collection of cord blood to testing & analysis, secure banking to ensure that stem cells are well-available for therapeutic treatments whenever required. Biocell®, since its inception in 2009, has expanded in over 25 cities, has preserved cord blood of over 50,000 families to date. The parents have found Biocell® trustworthy for its quality, round the clock services available across India in over 25 cities.
Biocell® is Certified by: British Standard Institution (BSI) for ISO 13485:2003 (International Organisation for Standardisation) for medical devices. BSI is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and hence the sample is acceptable worldwide, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). Biocell® is Licensed by: Indian Food and Drug Authority (FDA), Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO).