How is Umbilical Cord Lining Collected, Processed and Stored

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    Cord lining will be collected by cutting a segment of your baby’s umbilical cord. Obtaining the umbilical cord is just an extension of your baby’s cord blood collection. After your baby’s cord blood has been collected, your obstetrician or midwife will clamp and cut a segment of the umbilical cord. This cord will be stored in a sterile container provided in your Umbilical Cord Collection Kit. This process is entirely safe and painless for both mother and child.

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    The umbilical cord collected is then sent to Cordlife's laboratory for processing and cryopreservation . Prior to processing, the identity of the umbilical cord collected is verified by our laboratory technologist to ensure that the unit belongs to the right client. All subsequent steps are performed in a biohazard safety cabinet to further eliminate the risk of contamination.

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    Next, the umbilical cord is further processed by removing all the other components, leaving only cord lining. The cord lining is then cleaned with wash buffer solution and segmented into small pieces.

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    The decontaminated segments are then transferred into multiple cryovials added with cryoprotectant solution to safeguard the viability of the segments during cryopreservation.

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    Once the cryoprotectant solution has been added, the cord lining segments are frozen gradually in the controlled-rate freezer, where the temperature is lowered by 1-2°C per minute to preserve the viability of the stem cells.

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    After the controlled-rate freezing process, the cryovials are transferred into a MVE anti-contamination vapour-phase liquid nitrogen storage system for long term cryopreservation at -190°C.

Exclusive advantages of patented technology

  • Post-Thaw Confirmation Tests

    Using the frozen cord linings, CellOptimaTM confirms that the correct type of stem cells are present, can be isolated and will proliferate in future.
  • Global Cord Registry - Information at your fingertips

    When you bank your baby's umbilical cord lining with us, you automatically become a member of the Global Cord Registry, which provides you updates about therapeutic advances and applications of stem cells / progenitors obtained from the umbilical cord lining and information about institutions that are licensed to offer therapeutic treatments using stem cells / progenitors cells of the cord lining. Stem cells that were not processed by a registered bank will not be given the access to the patented technology including but not limited to the isolation and expansion of EpSCs and MSCs.
  • Uses and Therapy

    The uses of Cord Lining Stem Cells are not conceptual - they are reality. Since 2005, Cord Lining System Cell technology has been used for the treatment of patients - with Institutional Review Board approval in our collaborator centres. CellResearch Corporation is pleased to list the following uses of Cord Lining Stem Cell technology, as well as the collaborator centres where pre-clinical research is being conducted.

CellOptima: Patented technology for umbilical cord stem cell isolation

The patented technology, CellOptimaTM that is exclusively available at Cordlife can isolate and in future, expand EpSCs and MSCs, two types of stem cells present in the umbilical cord lining. With this patented technology, you can give your family an additional protection coverage. CellOptimaTM is exclusively available at Cordlife.