Adoption of professional techniques for retrieving Mesenchymal stem cells from local university
HealthBaby pioneered to adopt the professional MSCs retrieval techniques from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008. MSCs Laboratory complied with “Good Tissue Practice” requirements, installed with clean room to ensure sample processing and storage meeting international quality standard. HealthBaby adopts sealed multi-partition freezing bag for MSCs storage to eradicate cross-contamination. MSCs culturing service conducted by experienced expertise is available upon request.
MSCs can be induced to various kinds of epithelial cells and have the same medical application of EpSCs*, thus storing the differentiated EpSCs at unreasonable high cost is unnecessary. Only stem cells, instead of tissues, can be used for direct transplant.
Besides, some cord blood banks mislead clients that tissues stored in cryovials may provide multiple use, while AABB pointed out that it would cause samples mix-up and cross-contamination. Cord Blood Association of Canada even emphasized to adopt freezing bags to replace cryovials for stem cells storage.
*EpSCs: Epithelial stem cells
The Pioneer Providing Cord Blood and Umbilical Cord Storage
Umbilical cord contains another treasure resource called multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs have multi-differentiation ability and able to differentiate into specific tissue cells such as edithelial skin cells, which can be used to repair damaged organs and heal wounds. Only MSCs can minimize GvHD of cord blood transplants. There are now over 250 clinical trials underway using MSCs. Researchers believe that MSCs may also be able to treat conditions such as skin, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart failure, corneal/liver damage, and bone fractures in the future.