When a child is born, parents now have the option to store the stem cells found in the baby’s umbilical cord. Private banking of cord blood is a well-established practice in many countries around the world. Importantly, cord blood contains haematopoietic stem cells, however other stem cell types are limited in number.
With our proprietary techniques for harvesting and storing Cord Lining Stem Cells, our cord blood bank partners are now able to also bank the cord lining membrane with its extremely high yields of both epithelial and mesenchymal stem cells. These patented and proprietary techniques will ensure that the licensed banked tissues and cells are optimized with maximum numbers and robustness at time of clinical therapy, a quality assurance which competitors lack.
Haematopoietic stem cells found in the cord blood are different from Epithelial and Mesenchymal stem cells from the umbilical cord lining. They also have different applications.
The mesenchymal stem cells from the cord lining have now been to shown to support cord blood haematopoietic stem cell engraftment, strengthening the case for storing stem cells from both sources.
Research continues to reveal more uses for stem cells, and with it, the development of novel new therapies for many medical conditions. Check out our Newsroom for continuous updates on the latest in Cord Lining Stem Cell research.