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Family Bank: Institute of Cell Therapy
AboutInstitute of Cell Therapy is a leader in the collection and storage of umbilical cord blood in Ukraine. Our cryobank is modern, highly-technological and the largest complex in Ukraine, with more than 500 square meters of area including laboratories for the cell separation, clinical diagnostics and laboratory of molecular studies (PCR), cryo-conservation and the scientific division.
Labs and LocationsThe institute of cell therapy owns a clinical diagnostics and laboratory of molecular biology (PCR) at their headquarters in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Business ExperienceThe Institute of Cell Therapy cord blood bank was established in the year 2004 in Kyiv as the first in family bank in Ukraine. Now we are the biggest bank in Ukraine and the only one which has their own clinic for stem cell treatment.
The collection kit is sent to the hospital two weeks ahead of the baby's expected date of birth.
Transportation containerThe shipping container is guaranteed to maintain temperature for a certain number of hours, to permit a safe arrival at the lab.
Shipping InfoShipping is included in the base price within the home country, costs extra from outside. Employees of the bank pick up the blood from selected hospitals any day of the week.
The processing method is manual cell separation by sedimentation & spin.
Parents are provided with a certificate describing test results (volume, cell counts, viability).
Final storage is in blood bags or vials (client chooses). Temporary storage in a quarantine freezer, then move to long term freezer. The freezer uses the vapor phase of cryogenic nitrogen.
Licensing & AccreditationLicensed by Ministry of Health of Ukraine. In the process of accreditation to ISO 9001 and GLP.
Clinical ExperienceThe bank participates in clinical trials using cord blood in cooperation with the Ministry of Health.
InsuranceGuarantees and the amount of compensation are prescribed in the client contract.
Community ServiceInstitute of Cell Therapy provides free banking to children with congenital abnormalities, and to families where an immediate relative has a diagnosis for which transplantation is standard therapy. Discounts are given to repeat customers, medical doctors, and customers in early pregnancy (up to 15%).
PricesThe cost of collecting, processing, analysis and 1st storage fee of umbilical cord blood - $ 740.
The cost of one year storage - $ 150
Discounts for pre-paid annual storage:
for 5 years – 15%;
for 10 years – 30%;
for 20 years – 45%.