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How Does CELVI’s Process Work?

CELVIs Process

What is processing?

The purpose of processing is to separate the stem cells form the rest of the cord blood, resulting in a concentrated cord blood stem cell sample that is cryogenically preserved.

How many cord blood samples has CELVI processed and stored?

CELVI chose to outsource the laboratory activities to the cord blood bank with the most experience (more than 16 000 babies’ stored samples) and longest international accreditation history in SA, because quality and sustainability is very important. Next Biosciences’ quality has been additionally validated by the acceptance of released samples for treatment, at credible international facilities e.g. Duke University.

Where are my baby’s cord blood stem cells stored, and how do I know they are stored safely?

Your baby’s newborn stem cells are stored at Next Biosciences’ Storage Facility in Midrand, South Africa.  Next Biosciences is an internationally accredited facility and is electronically monitored by a sophisticated monitoring system with an advanced fire detection and suppression system, uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and a back-up generator to ensure the ongoing safety of the cryopreserved 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.