In addition to cord tissue storage, many cord blood banks are now investigating the addition of adipose-derived stem cell storage.
It is a logical product extension for cord blood banks, given that a range of collection, processing, and storage equipment is already present within the facility.
Additionally, conversion costs to allow for adipose-derived stem cell storage can be as low as USD $100,000 to $150,000.
The conversion of a cord blood facility to be able to offer adipose-derived stem cell storage can be efficiently accomplished through collaboration with a specialist in the area of adipose tissue extraction and storage.
Companies such as American Cryostem in the United States have been willing to partner with cord blood banks to assist them with adding adipose-derived MSC storage as a service.
Leading Companies Offering Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) Storage
Below is an analysis of both diversified cord blood banks and specialty companies that currently offer adipose-derived stem cell storage. [Read more…]