What is cord tissue?

The umbilical cord consists of tissue containing valuable mesenchymal stem cells, also called MSCs.

Exciting research on using cord tissue MSCs for regenerative medicine is underway and the future looks bright.

Banking your baby’s cord tissue ensures that these valuable cells are preserved for potential use.

Why you should preserve your baby’s cord tissue…

Why you should preserve your baby’s cord tissue…

1. Future potential

The clinical application for cord tissue stem cells has been evolving rapidly for a variety of diseases over the last 10 years.54 Umbilical Cord-derived MSCs are intended for the treatment of cardiovascular, liver, and skeletal muscle failures, autoimmune and neurological disorders, and many other diseases. 104

2. An essential source

These young cells have greater expansion capability,  a faster growth rate and greater immunosuppressive effects compared to other sources, suggesting superiority in clinical use.54

3. Combination of vital cells

The cord tissue contains mesenchymal stem cells, endothelial and epithelial cells which are used in clinical trials to find new ways to treat conditions in regenerative medicine.104

4. Preserving Youth

Cord tissue cells are only 9 months old and have not been exposed to environmental factors or aging. Cryogenically preserving these powerful cells, protects them from aging, locking in their unique advantages.

5. One chance

Cord tissue is collected at birth and is safe for mother and baby. Collecting ‘older’ tissue stemcells (MSCs) from bone marrow or fat is complex and invasive.

6. Endless possibilities

At Celvi, cord tissue is preserved as a whole to ensure that all the cell types in the tissue are preserved. The technology for extracting or isolating the cells from the tissue is continuously advancing and by storing it in whole segments; you have the advantage of the best future science can offer.104

The clinical application for cord tissue stem cells has been evolving rapidly for a variety of diseases over the last 10 years.
54 Umbilical Cord-derived MSCs are intended for the treatment of cardiovascular, liver, and skeletal muscle failures,
autoimmune and neurological disorders, and many other diseases. 104

These young cells have greater expansion capability, a faster growth rate and greater immunosuppressive effects
compared to other sources, suggesting superiority in clinical use.54

The cord tissue contains mesenchymal stem cells, endothelial and epithelial cells which are used in clinical trials to find new ways
to treat conditions in regenerative medicine.104

Cord tissue cells are only 9 months old and have not been exposed to environmental factors or aging. Cryogenically preserving
these powerful cells, protects them from aging, locking in their unique advantages.

Cord tissue is collected at birth and is safe for mother and baby. Collecting ‘older’ tissue stemcells (MSCs) from bone marrow
or fat is complex and invasive.

At Celvi, cord tissue is preserved as a whole to ensure that all the cell types in the tissue are preserved. The technology for
extracting or isolating the cells from the tissue is continuously advancing and by storing it in whole segments; you have the
advantage of the best future science can offer.104

Researching cord tissue cells

Globally, there are over 100 clinical trials researching the use of cord tissue MSCs as potential treatment including conditions such as: 79, 104, 156

  • Autoimmune conditions such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Crohn’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Type 1 Diabetes
  • Infections
  • Haematological disorders such as Aplastic Anaemia
  • Graft-versus-host disease
  • Cardiomyopathy and Myocardial Infarction
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Ocular Corneal Burn
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Premature Ovarian Failure and Erectile Dysfunction
  • Premature birth
  • Acquired neurological disorders such as Autism and Cerebral Palsy
  • Degenerative neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and ALS
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Osteoarthritis and Bone non-union

How does it work?

How does it work?

6 simple steps to preserve your newborn’s stem cells

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The treating doctor will determine the use of cord blood for treatment, depending on many factors, including the patient’s medical condition, the quality of the cord blood sample, if the patient’s own cord blood can be used or an adequately matched donor’s cord blood.The use of cord blood has been established in stem cell transplantation and has been used to treat more than 80 diseases. The use of cord blood in regenerative medicine is still being researched and there is no guarantee that treatments being studied in the laboratory, clinical trials, or other experimental treatments will be available in the future.The use of cord tissue stem cells is still in early research stages, and there is no guarantee that treatments using cord tissue stem cells will be available in the future. Cord tissue stem cells are found in the cord tissue which is stored whole. Additional processing will be required to isolate the stem cells from the tissue for use. CELVI (Pty) Ltd outsources all cord blood and tissue processing and storage activities to Next Biosciences in Midrand, South Africa, a licensed and AABB accredited facility.