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 now seven times larger than any other stem cell bank in Latin America with over 275,000 stem cell units in storage.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a well-characterized population of adult stem cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types (chondrocytes, osteoblasts, adipocytes, myocytes, and more).
As you start to learn about stem cells, one of the most common questions to have is, “What types of stem cells exist?” There is not an agreed-upon number of stem cell types, because one can classify stem cells either by differentiation potential (what they can turn into) or by origin (from where they are sourced).
This post is dedicated to explaining the five types of stem cells, based on differentiation potential. [Read more…]
ReeLabs is a leading cord blood bank in India. Cord blood banking in this region is of historic importance, because India has an astounding population of 1.4 billion. Representing 18% of the global population, nearly one-in-five people lives in India, placing it head-to-head with China as the world’s most populous country. 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).
If you’re involved with cord blood banking, then you need to pay attention to this enormous and rapidly growing consumer market. 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.
Cultured meat refers to lab-grown meat created using cell culture techniques. It is produced by growing master cells collected from cattle, chicken, pigs, fish, and lamb, as well as other types of livestock and seafood. In addition to meat and seafood production, cultured meat techniques can be used to ethically manufacture other types of animal products, such as leather, fur, milk, and hen-free egg whites, for example. Cultured meat is ethically produced, because livestock is not used within the manufacturing processes beyond collecting the initial cells for culture. [Read more…]
In this interview with James Alexis Mendez, we discuss the market strategy of CryoHoldco, a stem cell bank holding company that is the market leader in Latin America and one of the ten largest cord blood banks in the world. James Alexis Mendez currently serves as the CFO and Board member of CryoHoldco.
Approaching 200,000 stem cell units in storage, CryoHoldco is more than 5X larger than any other stem cell bank in Latin America. CryoHoldco owns the cord blood market leaders in both Mexico and Colombia, and plans to expand into other regions of Latin America. [Read more…]