CryoHoldco is a stem cell bank holding company that is the market leader in Latin America and one of the top 10 largest cord blood banks in the world. CryoHoldco is more five times larger (5X) than any other stem cell bank in Latin America.
Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs)
The cord blood processing method PrepaCyte-CB has been shown to engraft more quickly during the vital stage of post-transplant recovery than any other processing method. At the 15th Annual International Cord Blood Symposium in San Diego, California, in June 2017, the St. Louis Cord Blood Bank presented the median time it took patients infused with cord blood using either its Hetastarch or PrepaCyte-CB processing method to reach an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of 500.
PrepaCyte-CB was found to engraft a full four days more quickly than the Hetastarch processing method (16 days versus 20 days) and has shown to be just as safe to the patient.1 Combining this data with those of other public data sources, PrepaCyte-CB was found to engraft more quickly than any other processing method. [Read more…]
ReeLabs is a leading cord blood bank in India. Cord blood banking in India is of growing importance, because the country has a population of 1.3 billion and is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country by 2024. India’s population growth is fueled by a birth rate (19 births/1,000 population) that substantially exceeds its death rate (7.3 deaths/1,000 population).
In this interview with Dr. Abhijit Bopardikar, Director of ReeLabs, he explains the rise of cord blood banking within India and discusses the importance of pairing stem cell therapy and research applications with stem cell storage services.
I had the honor of interviewing Kenneth Harris, Chief Advisor for CuraSense Advisors about cord blood industry growth rates and trends. There are many misleading metrics being released about the cord blood banking industry, so it was an honor to speak with another person who is extremely knowledgeable about the cord blood banking field. In this interview, we explore growth rates for the global cord blood industry, key trends affecting the industry, differences in geographic opportunities and more. Enjoy. [Read more…]
Stem cells are unique for the role they play. They are effectively the body’s raw material – the cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are created, such as those which constitute our blood, brain, or bone.
According to Sleepedia, that is not the only way they are unique. One of the defining features of stem cells is that unlike other cells, they don’t exhaust themselves. After undertaking their duties, they are able to enter a state of hibernation which allows for self-renewal.
They effectively go to sleep and in doing so they make themselves young again, a process known as reversible quiescence. In the body these sleeping stem cells can then remain dormant for years until called into action again. [Read more…]