Special characteristics of stem cells from umbilical cord blood
- Stem cells from umbilical cord blood are unique
Your own stem cells will naturally match your tissue characteristics perfectly. They are as unique as the fingerprint and as individual as the personality.
- Stem cells from umbilical cord blood are young
Neonatal stem cells are not yet impaired by age or environment. They are unpolluted, viable and divide at a fast rate.
- Stem cells from umbilical cord blood are flexible
Thanks to their great differentiation potential they can develop into a variety of cell types. Stem cells develop into e.g. new blood cells, cells of the immune system and the body’s organs.
Protect your child's stem cells
We at Vita 34 are parents ourselves. We want the very best for our children. We want to see them happy and healthy. Therefore we take care of life’s foundation – children’s stem cells. The birth of your child holds a unique chance for collection and securing your child’s stem cells. The comprehensive screening and security procedures including many years of experience at Vita 34, gives you an extraordinary guarantee for a high quality product.
Why should I store stem cells with Vita 34?
- 215,000stem cell deposits
More than 215,000 stem cell deposits have been cryo-preserved with Vita 34. The cells remain young and viable at freezing conditions.
Stem cells stored with Vita 34 have been applied in medical therapies 37 times already.
- 10world-beating stem cell banks
Vita 34 ranks among the ten most influential and innovative stem cell banks worldwide.
I am still relieved that we can resort to the young and unpolluted stem cells of our child, if it becomes necessary."Dagmar Thielgrandmother of Paula, the owner of the first stem cell deposit at Vita 34
Vita 34: 20 years of experience in storing umbilical cord blood and stem cells
Vita 34 specializes in storing stem cells from the umbilical cord blood and tissue for medical purposes as well as producing stem cell transplants from the umbilical cord blood.
Midwifes trained by Vita 34 collect the cord blood and tissue right after the birth. This procedure is entirely without risk for mother and child. The midwife punctures the umbilical vein and collects the umbilical cord blood in a special blood bag, after the umbilical cord has been cut. A courier transports the valuable freight to the Vita 34 laboratory in Leipzig, where the viable and adaptive stem cells are prepared in top quality, tested and examined as well as stored. During the transport the stem cells are safely and sterile packed in the specially developed transport box.
The stem cells remain unchanged in the cryo-tank at minus 180 degrees Celsius, because the aging processes in the cells are disrupted. While the child ages over the years and experiences diseases, the stem cells remain frozen and maintain their special properties. They remain young and unpolluted. Several scientific studies have clearly proved that even when the stem cells are thawed after a few decades they are fully functional, divide at a fast rate and trigger repair processes in the body. Umbilical cord blood is thus available for an entire human life span and can be thawed and used promptly, if necessary.
Behind Vita 34 is an experienced team of stem cell specialists. As an experienced stem cell bank, Vita 34 complies with the strict European medical regulations. Vita 34 consistently implements the requirements of the GMP guideline (Good Manufacturing Practice). The in-house quality assurance monitors all steps and processes in the ultra-modern, clean room laboratory and the cryo-tanks. This way, we ensure quality and safety of the highest level for decades.
At the moment, 4400 scientific studies are being conducted at University Hospitals across the world. Each day doctors and scientist are gaining further experience and competence in the treatment of more and more diseases with stem cells. There is very good reason to believe that stem cells could have a revolutionizing influence on future treatment of diseases.