The umbilical cord connects the baby with the placenta and the mother. Three vessels pass through the umbilical cord, surrounded by Wharton’s jelly – a transparent, gelatinous matter. The vessels supply the fetus with oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood from the placenta.
Umbilical tissue cells have great therapeutic and biotechnological potential: they replace damaged or non-functioning cells.
Umbilical tissue is a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells capable of differentiating into a wide range of tissues, such as bone tissue, cartilage, tendons, muscles, nerves or liver. They can also be found in cord blood, although to a much lesser extent, as well as in placental tissue.
Mesenchymal stem cells are probably the most promising type of cells for cell therapy, recovery treatment of damaged organs and treatment of various diseases.
Research results have demonstrated that their immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory properties may be used in the treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune processes.
Why choose umbilical cord blood collection?
- it contains a large number of mesenchymal stem cells that are used in clinical trials for the treatment in the field of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering,
- umbilical cord cells have been used in clinical trials for the treatment of neurological, rheumatology, autoimmune and other diseases, such as: Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, autism, osteoarthritis, psoriasis and lupus or stroke,1
- together with collection of umbilical cord blood, you can store a wider range of stem cells for the benefit of your baby for various therapeutic uses,
- it is stored in several cryovials which enables multiple use.
Currently, there are more than 200 clinical trials registered for verification of the potential use of umbilical tissue, for example in the treatment of neurological, autoimmune and other diseases.1Use of umbilical cord tissue