An Introduction to Cord Tissue
Umbilical cord blood and cord tissue are rich in two distinct types of stem cells. Both types of stem cells play key roles in maintaining our health and each works in its unique way.
Cord tissue or Wharton’s jelly is the tissue surrounding the umbilical vein and vessels in the cord. When the vessels are removed you have tissue remaining which contains stem cells termed Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs).
MSCs are unique and powerful stem cells that help repair and heal the body in different ways than cord blood. The surrounding tissue is also a rich source of other cell types, which have different potential uses.
Mesenchymal stem cells have many unique functions including the ability to inhibit inflammation following tissue damage, secrete growth factors that aid in tissue repair, and differentiate into many cell types including neural cells, bone cells, fat cells and cartilage.
Why Should I Store Cord Tissue and Cord Blood Stem Cells?
MSCs collected from cord tissue have the ability to regenerate and differentiate into many different types of cells and therefore, they can potentially be used to treat more conditions than cord blood alone can treat.
MSCs are increasingly being utilized in regenerative medicine for a wide range of conditions including heart and kidney disease, ALS, wound healing and autoimmune diseases.
Many new studies show that regenerative medicine is most effective with a mix of stem cell types (simulating the team work taking place within our organs and tissues).
MSC’s have been used in clinical trials to complement the cord blood stem cells in the same transplant. As awareness grows of the future potential uses of MSCs and other cord tissue cells, so too does the number of families preserving both cord blood and cord tissue. Umbilical cord tissue banking is now commonplace.
Cord Tissue Processing
UMBI CELL PVT. LTD. provides the service to collect, test, process and cryopreserve the cord tissue for potential future therapeutic use.
The cord tissue banking process begins with the procurement of approximately six inches of the umbilical cord tissue at time of birth, after the cord is cut, cord blood collected, and placenta delivered.
The segment of the cord is cleansed, cut and placed in a container containing antibiotics for transport to the laboratory. The cord tissue collection is safe and may be collected in both vaginal and cesarean section births.
The container will be transported along with the cord blood for immediate processing once it reaches the laboratory.
Stem Cells You Can Count On
UMBI CELL PVT. LTD. processing method provides the most flexibility for the future use of cord tissue stem cells.
Cord tissue stem cells are cryopreserve in their natural environment and then extracted immediately before expected use.
Certain other cord blood banks extract the stem cells from the tissue through enzymatic digestion before cryopreservation.
Unlike other companies who extract only the MSC’s from cord tissue, UMBI CELL PVT. LTD. stores the umbilical cord tissue in its entirety to preserve multiple cell types that may be beneficial in future cell therapies for your baby and family.
Cells When You Store with UMBI CELL
UMBI CELL Process
Stores an Entire Segment of Umbilical Cord Tissue
Multiple cell types are stored for potential future therapies:
Mesenchymal stem cells
Growth factors & proteins
All 6 regions are stored:
Stored in as Many as 6 Cryo - Vials
Allows the potential for multiple therapeutic treatments
Samples can be thawed independently at different times
Our Quality Process
UMBI CELL PVT. LTD. Cord blood and tissue processes are in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), and AABB and FACT / Net cord (The Foundation of Accredited Cellular Therapies) accredited.