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SSCB is a leader in the preservation of stem cells of different origins, both from adults and newborns. SSCB isolates these stem cells in its laboratories accredited by national and international authorities. Stem cell preservation is a valuable solution for the future and health of the entire family.

SSCB can recover and store stem cells from adipose tissue, umbilical cord
blood, cord tissue, and placental tissue. These cells are of two types: hematopoietic and mesenchymal. Both types are used in hundreds of clinical trials.

Storage of umbilical cord blood and tissue, as well as placental tissue

Stem cells are as yet unspecialized cells capable of transforming into different cell types, each with specific functions. Because of their regenerative properties, stem cells are the new frontier of REGENERATIVE MEDICINE.

The umbilical cord represents a valuable source of stem cells, containing both “”hematopoietic”” cells from blood and “”mesenchymal”” cells from cord tissue. The former are used as an established therapy for more than 80 hematologic and oncohematologic diseases. To date, more than 80,000 cord blood transplants have been performed worldwide, benefiting both children and adults. Regenerative medicine is only at the beginning of its journey, but it has already yielded great results, and the expectations for the future are enormous.

Cord tissue mesenchymal stem cells are are particularly promising in the field of regenerative medicine. Used experimentally in hundreds of clinical trials to repair tissues and organs damaged as a result of traumatic events or diseases such as osteocartilaginous injuries, craniofacial trauma, congenital diseases, and tumors. These cells are also of particular interest as a possible tool for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

The placenta is another rich source of mesenchymal stem cells with enormous therapeutic potential. Similar to umbilical cord, placental stem cells are the subject of numerous clinical studies exploring their use in therapies for tissue regeneration, treatment of degenerative and autoimmune diseases, and support in transplant procedures due to their regenerative and immunomodulatory properties. Preserving placental tissue, along with umbilical cord blood and tissue, represents a comprehensive strategy to protect the future health of the child and family, offering multiple options for potential advanced medical
treatments.

Cryopreservation of pure adipose tissue

By deciding to store stem cells obtained from your own adipose tissue, you ensure that these cells will always be available for possible future treatments. By using one’s own cells, one is assured that there is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction.

Fat cells (adipocytes) are supported by a network of connective tissue (stroma), collagen and blood vessels called the stromal vascular fraction (SVF). This structure is particularly rich in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Due to their great capacity for differentiation and because of their ability to give rise to cells of numerous organs and tissues, adipose-derived stem cells are now used in more than 300 clinical trials demonstrating the ability of these cells to treat various diseases (fields: neurological, cardiological, metabolic, etc.).

In addition to these experimental medical applications these cells are used in the cosmetic and orthopedic fields. With a small sample of adipose tissue it is possible to isolate an excellent amount of cells that can be used and stored for various medical applications, both immediate and future. Every day, more and more men and women are choosing to store stem cells derived from their own adipose tissue to improve their physical appearance and for possible future medical use.

SVF cryopreservation

Cryopreservation of SVF (Stromal Vascular Fraction) is an innovative practice in the field of regenerative medicine, which is gaining increasing prominence due to its promising therapeutic applications. SVF is a cell complex obtained from adipose tissue, which includes a variety of stem cells and other beneficial cellular elements.

The process begins with liposuction, through which adipose tissue is harvested from the patient. This tissue is then processed to isolate the vascular stromal fraction, which is rich in mesenchymal stem cells, endothelial progenitors, pericytes, and other cell types.

These cells have the ability to differentiate into different tissue types and are known for their anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and regenerative properties. After isolation, SVF is prepared for cryopreservation with cryoprotective agents to ensure cell survival during freezing and stored using nitrogen vapors.

One of the main advantages of this product is its versatility.

Cryopreservation allows cells to maintain their viability and functionality for extended periods, making it possible to use them at times after their collection. This is particularly useful for patients who may require regenerative therapies in the future, or for those who wish to harness the potential of stem cells at the most appropriate time.

Cryopreservation of cells from adult blood

Cryopreservation of stem cells from adult blood is a revolutionary technology in the field of regenerative medicine and biobanking. This method allows mononuclear cells to be stored for long periods, maintaining their viability and efficacy for future use in medical therapies.

The process begins with the collection of a blood sample from the patient. From the blood, mononuclear cells are isolated, which are particularly valuable because they can be reprogrammed into stem cells. These cells can then transform into different types of tissues, making them powerful tools for treating a wide range of diseases and injuries.

After isolation, the cells are prepared for cryopreservation. This process involves a cryoprotective solution, which protects them during freezing. Next, the cells are slowly frozen to extremely low temperatures, typically below -150 degrees Celsius, using liquid nitrogen.

At these temperatures, all biological activities, including the aging process and deterioration, are essentially suspended. Cryopreserved cells can be stored for decades without losing their ability to regenerate and differentiate. This feature is particularly important because it allows patients to have a reserve of personal stem cells that can be used at any time in the future for personalized medical treatments.

In addition, this technology paves the way for new research and applications in medicine, such as the possibility of creating stem cell banks for allogeneic treatments, where cells from one donor can be used to treat different patients.

Other Services

SSCB offers a wide range of specific and customized services using the latest technology by certified professionals.

Biobank services

  • Extraction and storage of stem cells from umbilical cord blood and
    tissue, as well as placental tissue
  • Extraction and storage of stem cells from adipose tissue
  • Storage of DNA
  • Genetic testing
  • Performing HLA compatibility testing
  • International shipment of samples
  • Heterologous cord blood bank (limited to hybrid banking project)
  • Medical advisory service for clients
  • Services for B2B partners
  • Storage of biological material for third parties
  • Performing microbiological and endotoxin testing on final samples
  • Cytofluorimetric analysis of stem cell count and detection
  • Analysis of cell count and viability
  • Verification of lipoaspirate sample assay