Bank your cord with ReeCord
Reelabs has always endeavored to generate impeccable quality of stem cells and in that regard has laid special emphasis to exhaustively monitor each and every step of the entire process. Reelabs boasts of a sophisticated, state of the art processing facility that is replete with flawless mechanisms of stem cell processing and storage. Hence, all aspects concerned with collection to processing to storage of stem cells are scrutinized to perfection. Furthermore the facility has immaculate quality control infrastructures and systems in place that help uphold the high standards of Reelab’s work ethics.
The various methods of Quality control are focused on procurement and storage of the finest yield of safe, secure, microbiologically sterile, optimally viable and potent stem cells in accordance with all international guidelines including the GMP, GLP and the AABB.
It is assumed that the testing for all infectious diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B and C, V.D.R.L. and other infectious diseases is performed prior to delivery. However, as a part of the high standard of ReeCord’s work ethics and quality control systems, we also check the incidence of these diseases using a multi-system Real time PCR, in addition to the routinely used ELIZA technique. This method ensures curtailing of the detrimental window period of these devastating diseases and makes transplantation to unsuspecting patients absolutely safe and non-hazardous.
Stem Cell Facts
Stem Cells have the ability to divide endlessly and to develop into all of the 220 human cell types.
This sophisticated equipment is indispensable in the accurate measurement of relevant stem cell counts, viability and potency.
We have a scientifically designed in-house microbiology laboratory to perform suitable sterility tests on all samples pre- and post-processing. This test is also performed at the time of retrieval of stem cells before the designated transplant. Fortunately the unbeatable combination of processing and storage systems employed have ensured that practically all samples of stem cells preserved by Ree are free from any contamination or infection.
This is an absolutely essential test performed before any allogenic (for similar genetic constitution) match to determine genetic compatibility between donor and recipient. Since acquiring the correct genetic match is often a Herculean task, ReeLabs plans to have an indigenous HLA directory of all our allogenic samples and subsequently register with NETCORD.
Realizing the importance and benefits of quick processing, Reelabs is operationally prepared with a proprietary logistics system that will ensure delivery of a sample to the central processing facility within the first six hours of collection. This inevitably ensures extraction of the finest pedigree of stem cells by increasing their:
Stem Cell Facts
1 in 3 people could benefit from Stem Cell therapy in regenerative medicine during their lifetime.
After thorough validation, it is conclusively proven that the quality of stem cells rapidly and progressively diminishes with each passing hour after the first six hours of collection. Our operational standards are designed to begin stem cell processing within this stipulated time frame and we are extremely proud to have a 100% success rate so far.
Our facility boasts of extremely high sterility standards and conforms to AABB (American Association of Blood Banks), GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards, which is crucial for stem cell processing and storage. While the entire lab premises is Class 100,000, the cord blood premises clean room is Class 10,000 and the safety work bench where the stem cells are actually harvested is Class 100. We strictly adhere to GMP and AABB standards and will be the benchmark for quality in stem cell banking industry. The storage of processed stem cells is performed in sophisticated cryocontainers with inherent alarm systems and a liquid nitrogen back-up system.
CD 34 +, Mesenchymal and other relevant stem cells can be further segregated using various stem cell isolation systems. ReeLabs employs two universally acknowledged methods for this purpose:
- Magnetic bead isolation
- Flow cytometric cell sorting techniques
ReeLabs is proud to possess the requisite technology to amplify or multiply relevant stem cells using various cell expansion systems. This enables ReeLabs to successfully multiply immunologically precious or significant stem cells. This not only effectively neutralizes the disadvantage of inadequate stem cell collection or yield but also presents the patients with an astonishing opportunity to potentially preserve and multiply these stem cells indefinitely.