Our State-of-the-Art Lab
ViaCord’s state-of-the-art processing and storage lab is centrally located outside Cincinnati, Ohio, in close proximity to an international hub airport for expedited delivery. Our specially trained lab technicians work round-the-clock to process and store cord blood and cord tissue stem cells as soon as they arrive at our doors. Our laboratory operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
ViaCord's Processing Lab is designed for efficiency and sterility. Our lab is FDA registered, CLIA certified, AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) Accredited for processing and storing newborn stem cells from both cord blood and cord tissue, and equipped with the same freezers used by major research institutions such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.
What happens after we receive your collection kit?
While you’re falling in love with your baby, we get to work.
Like babies, each umbilical cord is unique. That's why we take a unique, validated, customized approach to processing your baby's cord blood and cord tissue to account for the volume and particular characteristics of your collection.
Our individualized technique helps to maximize the yield of those precious cells.
More yield. Less Waste.
Our ultimate goal is to capture the greatest yield of pure stem cells to preserve for future use
Every ViaCord collection goes through a process of cell separation - known as red blood cell depletion which is recommended by the FDA.96
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.
We Offer The Latest Innovation In Newborn Stem Cell Storage
ViaCord's 5-Compartment Storage Bag
We go the extra step for our families by storing cord blood and cord tissue cells in a multi-compartment storage bag.
Storing cord blood and cord tissue cells in a five compartment bag gives families:
• 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.9
• Greater Flexibility: Five compartments maximize the value of cord blood stem cells as we enter into the era of regenerative medicine.9
The Evolution of the Storage Bag.
Over time, advances in technology and knowledge have led to an evolution of the stem cell storage bag. Open our infographic to view see how it has evolved over the years.
Watch our 5-compartment in action
Safeguarding each sample like it's our own
When your cells are ready for storage
Our cryopreservation facility stores more than 450,000 newborn stem cell collections.5 In the case of an unexpected emergency, our lab is equipped with on-site back-up systems and advanced security systems. A three-level alarm system monitors each and every storage tank for even the smallest temperature changes. ViaCord’s cryogenic storage tanks are protected and housed in a FEMA class storage vault.