Stem cells are primary cells which can be transformed into more mature cells of the organism are precursors of all human cells.
Why to collect stem cells
Umbilical cord blood contains the biggest quantity of stem cells of any other source and the chance of their collection is given only once in a child’s lifetime.
Stem Cells Sources
- Cord Blood
- Cord Body (Whartons jelly)
- Deciduous (first) Teeth
- Adipose Tissue
- Bone Marrow
Current Stem Cell Applications
Methods of cryopreservation
Biohellenika follows a specific certified method. Furthermore Biohellenika uses special material and reagents certified from the relevant organizations (FDA, EC.) IVD and for human use.
Stem Cells History
1988: The first transplantation of stem cells is performed in France in a 5 year old boy that was suffering from Fanconi syndrome (aplastic type anemia and deafness). Stem cells from the boy’s sister were used that was born for this purpose. Until today, 20 years after, the boy, an adult today, is healthy.
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