150,000 stem cell storages at Vita 34 in 20 years

Since 1997, Vita 34 has been THE specialist in the storage of stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue for medical precaution and in the manufacture of stem cell transplants from umbilical cord blood. This year, Vita 34 not only celebrates its 20th anniversary, but also the 150000th stem cell storage in Leipzig. With 150,000 stem cell deposits from 29 countries in Europe and worldwide as well as 30 applications, Vita 34 is the largest and most experienced stem cell bank in the German-speaking countries.

At an international expert symposium on the application of stem cells in children, the renowned scientist Professor Joanne Kurtzberg (Duke University, North Carolina, USA) was given the “Vita 34 Stem Cell Award” to Professor Kurtzberg by Dr. André Gerth, CEO of Vita 34 AG, to recognize her merits in medical research and therapeutic application of stem cells from umbilical cord blood. Dr. Gerth together with the Prime Minister of Saxony Stanislaw Tillich and Leipzig‘s deputy mayor for economics Uwe Albrecht symbolically stored the 150000th umbilical cord blood preparation at Vita 34.

Vita 34 regards it as its responsibility in the future to facilitate the availability of stem cells on a broad basis and to provide as many people as possible with stem cell deposits.

20 years of Vita 34

  • 150,000stem cell deposits

    More than 150,000 stem cell deposits have been cryo-preserved with Vita 34. The cells remain young and viable at freezing conditions.

  • 30applications

    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.

Stem cells from the umbilical cord in numbers

Stem cells from the umbilical cord are the basis of modern medicine to treat many diseases. Stem cell deposits previously stored at Vita 34 have already been applied successfully several times in treatment attempts, individual cases, and studies. Our twenty years of experience are unique in the German-speaking countries.

 

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  • We decided to have the stem cells from Max’s umbilical cord stored upon the recommendation of our friend. All went very well and we are sure that found a reliable partner for Max in Vita 34.”

    Karolin and Pascal Reimann from MunichParents of Max

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Charity by Michael Fischer-Art and Vita 34

Michael Fischer-Art and Vita 34 have decided to join a charity campaign in order to enable high-quality medical therapy for ill children in his city, which can not be treated with stem cells. For this purpose, Fischer-Vita 34 has made available a specially created image on the subject of stem cells, which is auctioned in the framework of an online auction until September 30, 2017 in favor of the Stiftung Kinderklinik Leipzig. Enter your bid now and support the promotion!

  • You never know what may happen in your life. To provide our children with a secure future, we had the stem cells from the umbilical cord blood stored. Our family is sure to have done something key for the health of both of them in emergencies by way of precaution. We are happy that Vita 34 is 20 years old already and wish them success and good research results in the future.”

    The Schrödel family from Radebeul

Vita 34 - a success story since 1997

About Vita 34

Vita 34 AG from Leipzig is the pioneer among the private cord blood banks in Europe and today the largest stem cell bank in the German-speaking countries. Experienced chemists, biologists, biotechnologists, medical specialists and professional medical-technical assistants made Vita 34 what it is today – the German specialist in stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue. We have been not only storing umbilical cord blood for 20 years, but have set standards through our experience, research, and innovations.

Complex authorization procedures are an essential requirement against the background of modern production methods, highest quality standards, and strict safety measures for the umbilical cord blood to be applied in medical therapies. Vita 34 is the only German cord blood bank that is not only officially permitted to release umbilical cord blood for private healthcare, but also authorized to treat siblings or donate to third persons. This way, Vita 34 accounts for the strict specifications of the German Medicinal Products Act, the guidelines issued by the German Medical Association and various other laws (German Transplantation Act, Transfusion Act, Tissue Act, and others).

About 130 employees provide customers with quality and safety on the highest level in the division of quality assurance, laboratory, sales, marketing, and administration. The company is represented by subsidiaries and distribution partners in altogether 29 countries in Europe and the world. Together with partners, Vita 34 collaborated with more than 2,000 maternity institutions and over 15,000 gynecologists. At present, umbilical cord blood and tissue of about 50,000 children from Germany and other European as well as extra-European countries stores at Leipzig.

Milestones from 20 years

Experienced into the future: Ever since the company was founded, the name Vita 34 has been standing for innovation and quality. Vita 34 owns a wide range of products and is able to ensure the suitability of the stem cell deposits for therapeutic applications by means of high-quality and reliable preparation and long-term storage at the highest safety standards.

Vita 34 is the only private stem cell bank in Germany to report a multitude of medical applications of the stem cell deposits stored for private medical precaution. Besides the practice of applications, Vita 34 stands out due to a multitude of intensive research activities. Vita 34 participates actively in the applied stem cell research in order to examine the optional medical applications of stem cells from cord blood and to develop new products based on stem cells.

We have been not only storing umbilical cord blood for 20 years, but have set standards through our experience, research, and innovations.

History of stem cells

Stem cells have been applied in the treatment of serious diseases for 60 years. As early as in 1957, allogeneic bone marrow was transplanted in radiation victims for the first time. About ten years later, the first targeted application of allogeneic stem cells to treat congenital immune deficiency disorders was documented.

Currently, scientists are more than anxious to examine new clinical fields to apply stem cells. Vita 34 too stands out due to a multitude of intensive research activities. Vita 34 participates actively in the applied stem cell research in order to examine the optional medical applications of stem cells from cord blood and to develop new cell products and collaborates with numerous renowned research institutions and universities.

  • Stem cells from the umbilical cord will gain more and more importance in the treatment of numerous diseases. It is good that vita 34 has been committed for 20 years to providing stem cell deposits to as many people as possible for this purpose. Happy birthday!”

    Dr. Susanne Hampel from BerlinGynecologist and obstetrician