Processing and Storage

Caring for your newborn's stem cells is a great responsibility, and one we take very seriously. That’s why our process – from collection to retrieval – is held to the highest quality standard. To maximize what you have stored with us, ViaCord equally divides your stem cells into a practical, smart 5-compartment storage bag.

More yield, less waste

Our ultimate goal is to capture the greatest yield of pure stem cells to preserve for future use. Purer stem cells are associated with less side effects and faster recovery time, and red blood cell depletion is recommended by the FDA.96  Every ViaCord collection goes through a process of cell separation. The cells are spun in a centrifuge (similar to the spin cycle on your washing machine) to reduce red blood cells and unwanted plasma, as well as non-useful and detrimental components from the desired pure stem cell collection.

Purer stem cells are generally more amenable to regenerative medicine.98, 99 Regenerative medicine is an exciting and evolving area of stem cell therapy which looks to heal the body from within. With the potential to treat damaged tissue and organs, regenerative medicine offers hope for many with conditions that are beyond repair today. While studies show exciting promise particularly in the areas of cerebral palsy111 and genetic brain diseases109 - we are still in the early stages of discovery.

Innovative by design. Our five-compartment storage bag.

ViaCord’s five-compartment storage bag is a critical component to maximizing the value of cord blood stem cells as we enter into the era of regenerative medicine. The VC 5X stands apart with:

  • More Options: Physicians can access the cells from a single collection in as many as five treatments, or all at once, depending on the medical need. 114
  • Greater Flexibility: Families can participate in potentially life changing clinical research trials, in areas such as cerebral palsy and autism without facing the dilemma of using the entire supply. 113

And the VC 5X enables families to capitalize on technology advancements, like stem cell expansion or other novel techniques, should they come to fruition. 115

Introducing the VC 5X storage bag

  • 3D bag design to maximize cell retrieval. 
  • Simultaneously fill for a consistent cell dose in each. 
  • Snap compartments for optimal unit retrieval.

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