Biological Sample Storage
Our biobank system facilitates the storage of human stem cells, tissues, organs, etc. This system effectively standardizes the collection, processing, storage and application procedures of stem cells, tissues and organs. The process systematically conducts quality control and information management on clinical, pathological, therapeutic, follow-up, and other biological sample relevant necessities.
Currently, the newly established and biological-grade ICT U.S. biobank focuses on providing umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells storage for clients. Other biological sample storages may be reserved for hospitals and medical research institutions.
Umbilical Cord-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSCs) Storage Information
Collecting and Processing
A. Obtain an understanding of our cord collection services via our company website or directly from our Newborn Stem Cell Advisor in the Arcadia, CA facility.
B. Enroll in the Cord Collection Program by signing the agreement with ICT U.S. and making the initial payment required for storage.
C. Receive the Cord Collection Kit and pre-delivery guide.
D. Bring the Cord Collection Kit to the hospital on your delivery day. Your physician will perform the cord collection process.
E. After the successful collection, contact the medical courier and ICT Express Pickup will be arranged within 24 hours.
F. Sample processing and quality assurance will begin as soon as the biobank receives the samples. Test results will be released within 20 working days and a Certificate of Storage will be sent upon approval.
* In order to ensure a secure and proper collection of umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), ICT U.S. has developed a simple yet comprehensive cord collection kit that is safe for newborns, mothers, and physicians. This kit includes all the collection materials as well as step-by-step instructions for physicians to efficiently and successfully collect umbilical cord blood and tissues during the mother’s delivery.
Quantity and Period
A. The MSCs biological sample storage package of duration are 20 years, 30 years and lifetime.
B. The cryopreservation of umbilical cord-derived MSCs are offered in the following packages: Basic, Advanced and Premium. Each package includes primary stem cell extraction, expansion, and cryopreservation storage.
A. [Local Transportation] Transportations within the United States are handled by ICT U.S. third-party logistics company.
B. [International Transportation] Outbound transportations from the U.S. to China are handled by U.S. medical transportation partners. Biological samples are stored using the MVE company’s most advanced portable liquid nitrogen tank, with temperatures ensured to be no lower than -150 Degrees Celsius.
COOPERATION BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND CHINA
A. ICT U.S. has access to the China Clinical Application Center, an independent laboratory in China.
B. ICT U.S. is affiliated with several medical centers of the PLA General Hospitals in China.