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.
For VitaPlus and VitaPlusNabelschnur you can additionally choose the free donation option:
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?
- 215,000stem cell deposits
More than 215,000 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 32 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 1,000 clinics, Vita 34 offers you the largest network of maternity clinics in the German-speaking area, at which the collection of umbilical cord blood and tissue is possible.
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Transplanting stem cells is in many cases the only therapeutic option for people suffering from life-threatening diseases. Sometimes, the matching preparation must travel huge distances to the patient after searching for it all over the world. The present case demonstrates clearly the effort and the international collaboration that is often necessary for the recipient to be provided with the donated stem cells in time. The background of this logistic tour de force is the case of an Australian boy born in 2013, who suffers from so-called leukodystrophy caused by the metabolic disorder sphingolipidosis. In March, the search for a suitable stem cell donation led to the second-largest stem cell bank in Europe, Vita 34 from Leipzig.
A few years ago, stem cell deposits from umbilical cord blood were set up for the Norddeutsche Knochenmark- und Stammzellspender-Register (NKR – North German bone marrow and stem cell donor registry). When one of these preparations was tested positively to match the Australian patient, its shipping to the other side of the world had to be organised within the shortest time possible. Besides NKR and Vita 34, the German National Bone Marrow Registry was involved in the process as well as the relevant registries and the transplant centre in Australia, customs authorities on both continents and not least Lufthansa to prevent the preparation from being X-rayed at the airports. That these global efforts were justified, showed the results of the confirmatory typing at the latest, an enhanced typing process carried out while the shipping was being prepared: The sample matches ten out of ten of the patient’s tissue characteristics and thus is like winning the lottery jackpot from a biological point of view. All the people involved in the project are now keeping their fingers crossed for the little patient.
On the first day of the trade mission led by environment minister Thomas Schmidt, Vita 34 AG from Leipzig has signed an important agreement in the Northern Chinese city of Yinchuan. Vita 34 is going to collaborate with the Chinese company AVIC Biology in the research on clinical studies related to drug licensing in China and Europe. The agreement was signed in the presence of Mayor Baichun Guo at the town hall of Yinchuan in the evening.
Vita 34 in Leipzig celebrates the 150000th stem cell storage and the 20th company anniversary with an international expert symposium on the application of stem cells in children. 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.
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.