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Stem Cells

Collection and storage

These stem cells are extracted from the umbilical chord of a new born, without posing a threat to the mother or the new born.

These are characteristically of the same type. Scientists have developed a special technology through which they can mould these cells to become the precisely the same cell that is required. These cells can grow into anyone of the body’s more than 200 cell types. These cells retain the ability to divide throughout their life. The advancement in research has helped create interest in exploring the possibilities of fully functional differentiated cells such as cardiomyocytes, neurons and bone and cartilage. Primarily, these stems cells are divided into

Collection procedure-

Umbilical chord stem cells

Stem Cell ChangesImmediately after the release of the fetus from the womb, two sides of the umbilical cord are clamped. With the help of a needle, cord blood is extracted. Cord blood is rich in stem cells. This along with a sample of the mother’s blood cells is preserved in a bag. It is protected from coagulated and contamination from micro-organisms.

In the cord blood cell bank, it is checked for infection such as AIDS, hepatitis and malaria and cryopreserved using liquid nitrogen for future use.

Human embryonic stem cells

They can also be extracted from aborted embryos and blastocysts developed from surplus embryos in the IVF lab.

Fully grown stem cells

n adults, stem cells are extracted from the brain, bone marrow and skin. The extraction process is similar to that of the extracting blood. The average amount of blood extracted from the individual is around 500ml of blood which is sufficient for resting, processing, cryopreservation and storage.

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