This confirms a study conducted by the BioInformant institute, which specializes in analyses in the stem cell industry. According to the study, cord blood banks have been established meanwhile in all developed countries as well as in many newly industrializing and developing countries. There are about 500 providers of cord blood storage around the world. […]
Special characteristics of stem cells from umbilical cord blood
- Stem cells from umbilical cord blood are unique
The tissue characteristics of your own stem cells are perfectly consistent. They are as unique as the fingerprint and as individual as the personality.
- Stem cells from umbilical cord blood are young
Neonatal stem cells are not impaired by age or environment yet. They are unpolluted, viable, usually free from viruses and bacteria, and divide at a very fast rate.
- Stem cells from umbilical cord blood are flexible
Stem cells from umbilical cord blood are particularly adaptive. They can become a variety of cell types because of their differentiation potential.
Vita 34 products and services
When you are profoundly informed, you will not throw away the stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue at birth. It is a one-time possibility to secure the stem cells for your child. Our extensive preventive screening service provides you with even more safety, and you can provide for others by means of the donating option.
Select one of our donation offers:
DNA test for health risks from one-time 360.00 €. Our preventive screening shows whether your child bears an increased risk for intolerance, e.g. to gluten or lactose.
Why storing stem cells with Vita 34?
- 145,000stem cell deposits
More than 145,000 stem cell deposits have been cryo-preserved with Vita 34. The cells remain young and viable at freezing conditions.
Stem cells stored with Vita 34 have been applied in medical therapies 30 times already.
- 10world-beating stem cell banks
Vita 34 is the only German stem cell bank to rank among the ten most influential and innovative banks worldwide.
How umbilical cord blood becomes a stem cell deposit
We had Melina’s stem cells stored with Vita 34 right after her birth. While Melina grows older every year, her stem cells remain young and perhaps may help her in the future."Katja and Enrico KönzeMelina’s parents
I am still relieved that we can resort to the young and unpolluted stem cells of our child, if it becomes necessary."Dagmar Thielgrandmother of Paula, the owner of the first stem cell deposit at Vita 34
With almost 800 clinics, Vita 34 offers you the largest network of maternity clinics in Germany, at which the collection of umbilical cord blood and tissue is possible.
Latest news at Vita 34
The European Patent Office has granted the stem cell bank Vita 34 the patent on the processing and cryo-preservation of umbilical cord tissue and the contained cells. It concerns a procedure of disinfecting, preparing, preserving, and isolating cells from umbilical cord tissue. The patent emphasizes the company’s leading position and is an impor-tant basis of future medicine. Stem cells from umbilical cord tissue will play an important role in the individual treatment of many cartilage and joint diseases, in growing new tissue for re-generative medicine and even in growing new functioning organs.
Vita 34 and the Chinese technology company AVIC Biology plan to set up a stem cell bank in Yinchuan together according to German quality standards. The CEO of Vita 34 AG, Dr André Gerth, and the CEO of AVIC Biology, Wang Hualin, have signed the corresponding cooperation treaty. Vita 34 AG, the most experienced and largest stem cell bank in the German-speaking countries and second-largest cord blood bank in Europe, con-tinues to expand internationally. In the province of Ningxia, Vita 34 starts a collaboration with the Chinese technology company AVIC Biology Co., Ltd.
This week, a very special intern started working for Vita 34 – 16-year old Jan Hömme. Jan and Arne (11 years) are brothers who have something very special in common. To fight his blood disease, Jan was transplanted the stem cells prepared from the umbilical cord of his younger brother. The Vita 34 Sibling Initiative made this successful stem cell therapy possible.
Vita 34: Almost 20 years of experience in storing umbilical cord blood and stem cells
Vita 34 is the specialist in storing stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue for medical precaution as well as producing stem cell transplants from umbilical cord blood..
Specially trained personnel collect cord blood and tissue right after the birth at the maternity clinic. This procedure is entirely without risk for mother and child, because the doctor or the midwife puncture the umbilical vein only after the umbilical cord was cut and collect the umbilical cord blood in a special blood bag. A courier transports the valuable freight packed safely and sterile in the specially developed transport box from the maternity clinic to the Vita 34 laboratory in Leipzig, where the viable and adaptive stem cells are prepared in top quality, tested and examined as well as stored.
The stem cells remain intact in the cryo-tank at minus 180 degrees Celsius, because the aging processes in the cells are disrupted. While the child ages over the years and experiences diseases, the stem cells remain frozen and maintain their special properties. They remain young and unpolluted. Several scientific studies proved clearly that stem cells are fully serviceable, divide at a fast rate and trigger repair processes in the body when they were thawed after a few decades. Umbilical cord blood is thus available for an entire human life and can be thawed and used promptly, if necessary.
An experienced team of stem cell specialists stands behind Vita 34, for whom the highest standards for stem cell preparations are barely good enough. In contrast to other cord blood banks, which separate the stem cells from the umbilical cord blood before freezing, Vita 34 stores the whole blood in order to preserve all ingredients of the umbilical cord blood. As an experienced stem cell bank, Vita 34 furthermore complies with the strict European and medical regulations. Vita 34 consistently implements the requirements of the GMP guideline, with GMP standing for Good Manufacturing Practice. The in-house quality assurance monitors all work steps and processes in the ultra-modern clean room laboratory and the cryo-tanks. This way, we ensure quality and safety on the highest level for decades.
The experts of Vita 34 agree: The future belongs to stem cell therapy. That is our passion and vision of modern health protection. Take this unique chance for your child. A stem cell deposit containing stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue is an investment in health.