What’s different about our Cord Tissue banking service?

The tissue found in your baby’s umbilical cord contains a special kind of stem cell — distinct from cord blood stem cells. Research suggests that one day these special cells may have the potential to treat medical conditions that are untreatable today.19 ViaCord’s cord tissue banking service stands apart in several ways.

  • Treatment Ready: We extract cells prior to storage to best prepare them for potential use. 
  • All Cell Types: We can recover all the stem cell types from the cord tissue – to get you more cells.40
  • Accredited: Our lab is an AABB accredited facility for cord tissue (somatic cells) processing.

Putting our families in the best position possible.

ViaCord’s cord tissue banking includes the collection, extraction, and storage of these remarkable cells. Some banks simply store cord tissue. Not ViaCord. We extract cord tissue stem cells prior to storage so they are "treatment-ready". Upon arrival at the ViaCord Processing Laboratory, which is AABB accredited for cord tissue (somatic cells) processing, the umbilical cord tissue is immediately processed using a scientifically proven method of extraction. Once extracted, the stem cells are cryopreserved making them ready for use. Our advanced processing method is more involved upfront, but we believe it will deliver more value for our families in the long run.

And because we extract the cells first, we can characterize and report cell count, including contamination status. Should treatments using cord tissue stem cells become available, this information will be required by a transplant physician. Access to your private source of treatment-ready cord tissue stem cells means less delay in delivering the cells to those who would perform treatment.

Access to ALL cord tissue stem cell types.

ViaCord's mission is to provide the highest quality newborn stem cell preservation services. Being at the forefront of scientific advancements is at the core of everything we do. ViaCord customers have access to ALL cord tissue stem cells within the umbilical cord — including the perivascular regions. These regions contain highly capable stem cells with vast therapeutic potential.48,49

The treatment potential for cord tissue cells.

over 55 research studies using cord tissue stem cells have emerged in an effort to better understand these special cells. It’s important to note these studies did not utilize frozen cord tissue; instead, the stem cells were extracted from the cord tissue prior to cryopreservation. With these cells, researchers hope to unlock breakthrough medical treatments for disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s disease.20-26, 58

** ViaCord's activities for New York State residents are limited to collection of umbilical cord tissue and processing and long-term storage of umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells. ViaCord's possession of a New York State license for such collection, processing, and long-term storage does not indicate approval or endorsement of possible future uses or future suitability of these cells.