Advanced Access to Regenerative Medicine
With Your Baby's Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Give your baby a lifetime of protection by banking with Cordlife today.
What is umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell banking or MSC expansion?
MSC expansion is the process of growing or multiplying an initial number of MSCs. In stem cell therapies, a specific stem cell count (stem cell dose) is required to provide therapeutic effectiveness.
Readily Expanded MSCs: For Your Family’s Medical Preparedness
MSCs from cord tissue are some of the youngest cells that can be collected safely and painlessly at birth and when expanded, can have the potential to renew and regenerate many other cell types in your body. When you bank these expanded cells, they are suspended in time and will never age. You can withdraw them anytime and use them at their best state.
TREATMENT-READY Stem Cells
By having your baby’s MSCs expanded now, you and your family members can immediately access medical care without possible delays.
Besides being ISO-certifed and DOH-registered, both processing and storage facilities adhere to the best practices globally and adopt strict protocols from collection, processing, expansion and cryopreservation of your baby’s MSCs.
FREE 5-year Storage
After your baby’s MSCs have been expanded by MMC-CRM, Cordlife will give you free storage for your baby’s expanded MSCs for the first five years in case there is no immediate necessity.
MULTIPLE Storage Method
Your baby’s MSCs will be preserved in multiple cryovials so that you and your family have the opportunity to use the cells for more than one medical treatment.
STRINGENT Quality Control
Your baby’s MSCs will undergo meticulous quality testing to confirm that your baby’s MSCs can be used for future medical treatment.
Potential Applications with MSCs
Currently, there are more than 800* clinical trials ongoing worldwide aimed at uncovering the potential of MSCs and these cells can also be found in your baby’s umbilical cord tissue. Here are some of the clinical indications investigated now.
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease)
- Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Global Developmental Delay
- Spinal cord injury
- Orthopedic indications such as osteoarthritis and cartilage repair
- Liver regeneration from liver failure
Immune modulation or Reconstruction
- Diabetes (type 1 and 2)
- Prevention and treatment of graft vs host disease
- Crohn disease
HSCs engraftment support
- Shorten time of engraftment
- Reduce immune system complications
*NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine. www.clinicaltrials.gov. Search term used “mesenchymal stem cells”. Last accessed February 06, 2023.
The Philippines’ First And Only Stem Cell Bank Offering Mesenchymal Stem Cell Expansion
in partnership with Makati Medical Center’s Center for Regenerative Medicine (MMC-CRM).
While most cord blood banks can only offer storage of stem cells, we at Cordlife are always one step ahead. Through the expertise of our partner, Makati Medical Center’s Center for Regenerative Medicine (MMC-CRM), we can now expand your baby’s MSCs.
MMC-CRM provides viable alternative or adjunct cutting-edge stem cell treatment for chronic, autoimmune, and degenerative diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, ischemic cardiomyopathy, psoriasis and osteoarthritis.
The facility is accredited by the Department of Health (DOH) as a facility that may engage in human stem cell or cellular therapy in accordance with Administrative Order No. 2013-012. The center adheres to global standards in cellular therapeutics practice, training and research, and staffed by experienced scientists dedicated to excellence in healthcare.
6 Easy Steps To Preserve Your Baby’s Expanded MSCs
Receive your collection kit upon enrolment with Cordlife via face-to-face or virtual consultation.
Inform your OB-GYN that you have decided to do umbilical cord expanded MSC banking.
Bring your collection kit to the hospital on the day of delivery.
After your OB-GYN has collected your baby’s umbilical cord tissue, call us for the pick-up of the sample.
The MMC-CRM will process the expansion of the MSCs from your baby’s umbilical cord tissue.
Once the MSCs have been expanded, it will be stored in Cordlife’s facility and will be available for your family’s use.
What Experts Say About Preserving Expanded MSCs
Mesenchymal stem cells have been the subject of investigation for the past few decades in animal models and pre-clinical research. The time has come to translate this wealth of information into clinical trials in our country. This is necessary since any potential medical treatment needs to be thoroughly evaluated to determine the right dose, right timing, and right indication. Aside from known properties and mechanisms of action, there could be added information that may be elucidated depending on the source of MSC or the specific disease process. For example, we now know that the administered MSCs do not live indefinitely but exert their immunomodulatory and regenerative effects thru bioactive molecules termed extracellular vesicles (EV). Data from carefully planned human studies may then be utilized in basic research to continue the endless cycle of scientific learning.
Arvin Faundo, MD, FPSP
Medical Director, Cordlife Philippines and Cordlife Indonesia
With the question of being alternative or definitive, stem cell application and research are unlocking doors to solutions that conventional medicine has yet to decide on at the crossroad of uncertainties. Since stem cells are innate in humans, we are really seeing its benefits with the help of rapid developments in the field.
Joey Borromeo, MD
Director, Makati Medical Center-Center for Regenerative Medicine
Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratories
MSCs from Wharton’s jelly of the umbilical cord have innate capability to migrate towards damaged tissues, affect growth of blood vessels, suppress immunity, induce an anti-inﬂammatory reaction, and even prevent cell death. MSCs have already been safely transplanted prenatally via ultrasound-guided injection into umbilical cord. This makes fetal MSCs a novel area of interest in the field of in-utero stem cell transplantation for treatment of congenital disease.
Rebecca Singson, MD, FPOGS, FPSGE
Robotic Surgeon/Laparoscopic Surgeon
Obstetrician-Gynecologist, St. Luke’s BGC, Makati Medical Center, Asian Hospital
Download Cordlife’s info pack on umbilical cord stem cell banking for free.
Have a free consultation with Cordlife stem cell banking consultants.
Save your baby’s cord blood for 18 years with value-added benefits for as low as P9,000+ monthly payable in 36 months.
About Cordlife Philippines
- There are more than 600,000 parents* who have entrusted their baby’s umbilical cord blood stem cells to Cordlife making it the largest cord blood banking network in Asia.
- Cordlife Group Limited, a Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed company since 2001, has presence in several Asian countries including Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong and Macau, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Brunei.
- Cordlife Philippines, a subsidiary of Cordlife Group Limited, is the country’s first and only DOH-registered, ISO 9001:2015 certified, and AABB-accredited facility in the country with services such as umbilical cord stem cell banking, non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT), and baby
- AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit association representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. Major centers here and abroad require cord blood units from AABB-accredited facilities.
*As of May 2022, based on consolidated figures of Cordlife Group Limited and its associates.