Milestones

2001
  • Incorporated in Singapore as the first cord blood bank offering private cord blood banking services.
2002

 

  • Launched the first Cordlife facility at Camden Medical Centre in Singapore.
  • Released the company’s first cord blood unit for a five-year-old boy suffering from leukaemia.
2003

 

  • Acquired Cytomatrix, a stem cell research company specialising in cell expansion technology.
2004

 

  • First and only cord blood bank in Southeast Asia to be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
  • Became a founding member of the Asia Pacific Cord Blood Banks Consortium (APCBBC).
  • Established marketing offices in Indonesia and Thailand.
2005

 

  • Received prestigious international accreditation from American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) for our facility in Singapore.
  • First overseas Cordlife processing and storage facility launched in Hong Kong.
  • Successfully acquired Biocell, the second largest private cord blood bank in Australia.
  • Marketing office established in Philippines.
2006
  • Incorporated Cordlife Sciences India Pvt. Ltd., which was officially launched by Singapore Senior Minister and former Prime Minister Mr Goh Chok Tong in Kolkata.
  • Sponsored the first cystic fibrosis cord blood collection in Australia.
  • Acquired 20 percent of Netherlands tissue engineering company, PharmaCell BV.
2007
  • Globally recognised as “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum.
  • Launched the first and only DEPKES licensed cord blood processing and storage facility in Indonesia through a joint venture partnership with the country’s largest pharmaceutical company, Kalbe Farma.
  • Cordlife Hong Kong awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification.
  • Biocell received Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration license (TGA).
2008

 

  • Received AABB reaccreditation for new Singapore flagship facility located in Singapore Science Park II
  • Launched “Cordlife Cares” programme, the first corporate social responsibility of its kind in Singapore, which offers free private cord blood banking to families in need.
  • Another Cordlife sales office opened in Medan, Indonesia’s third largest city.
  • A second office in Hong Kong opened in Kowloon, strategically opposite Hong Kong Baptist Hospital which holds the record for the country’s highest number of private deliveries.
2009

 

  • India’s largest and most advanced facility opened, the first and only private cord blood bank in West Bengal. This fourth overseas facility is also the Group’s biggest thus far.
  • BioCell merged with CellSense and was rebranded as “Australian Stem Cell Healthcare”, the largest private cord blood bank in Australia.
  • Cordlife Hong Kong successfully certified by ISO for the second time.
  • Cordlife India received ISO certification for its quality management system.
  • Opened first and only cord blood processing and cryopreservation facility registered with the Department of Health in Manila at UP-AyalaLand Technohub.
  • Global launch of Cordlife Quality Guarantee.
  • Released cord blood unit for the first cerebral palsy treatment in Singapore.
  • Appointed as Quality Advisor to Beijing Cord Blood Bank, one of the largest cord blood banks in China.
2010

 

  • Released cord blood unit for the first autologous treatment for neuroblastoma in Singapore.
  • First in the Philippines to incorporate Sepax, a fully automated system for cord blood processing.
  • Group CEO, Dr Steven Fang, honored as the Most Outstanding Entrepreneur by APEA.
  • Released cord blood unit for the second cerebral palsy treatment in Singapore.
  • First in India to introduce umbilical cord blood service for the cryopreservation of two cell lines.
  • Secured strategic stake in China Stem Cells (South) Company Limited with US$10 million investment.
  • Cordlife Indonesia received ISO 9001:2008 certification.
2011

 

  • Released cord blood unit for the first autologous treatment of neuroblastoma in Hong Kong.
  • Released cord blood unit for the first sibling-related treatment of thalassaemia major in West Bengal.
  • Demerger1 of Cordlife Singapore, Hong Kong and strategic interest in China from Cordlife Limited.

1Cordlife Group Limited and Cordlife Limited are separate and independent companies. Both companies are affiliated through contractual agreements for the fulfillment of cross-border customer requests. The Cordlife brand and www.Cordlife.com are properties of Cordlife Group Limited.

2012

 

  • Cordlife Philippines successfully achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for the first time.