How to Choose the Best Cord Blood Bank?
AT PROGENICS, OUR LABORATORY IS DEDICATED TO THE PROCESSING AND CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD AND CORD TISSUE STEM CELLS.
WHAT IS YIELD OF TNC?
The percentage of total yield of nucleated cells (TNC) indicates the processing quality of a cord blood bank. Please look at the formula on the right.
This formula is use to calculate the percentage of total nucleated cells for all cord blood units that are banked at our facility. Simply put, a higher yield(%) equals higher quality. This distinguishes Progenics’ results from claims made by most other cord blood banks. We are proud of our consistent high yield of TNC which are shown in Annual Quality Reports. For further information, please have a look on our published peer-reviewed journal. (Yang H et al, Transfusion (2011) 51;284-292).
GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CORD BLOOD
The quantity and viability of stem cells extracted from cord blood units are critical parameters for successful transplantation. Progenics consistently yields a high average of 98% of Total Nucleated Cells (TNCs) from all cord blood units processed between the years of 2014-2018 (Graph on the left).
Click here for more details from our annual quality report.
HIGHER VIABILITY OF STEM CELLS
It has been supported that a shorter time between collection and processing is a critical factor that affects banking quality (Pope B., et al Transfusion 2012), and ensures that cells processed will have higher viability.
At Progenics, cord blood units are required to be cryopreserved within 48 hours from the collection time to the start of the cryopreservation.