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Family Bank: Future Health Technologies

Future Health Technologies

About

Future Health Technologies is the UK’s largest and most experienced stem cell bank, having processed and stored more than 140,000 samples from over 75,000 families in 75 countries worldwide, which is more than all the other UK cord blood banks combined.

Labs and Locations

Future Health is proud to own and operate two high quality laboratories in both the UK and Switzerland.

Our laboratories are located as follows:

Future Health Technologies Ltd
10 Faraday Building, Nottingham Science & Technology Park
University Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2QP
United Kingdom

Future Health Biobank S.A
Route de Pra de Plan 3,
CH-1618 Châtel-St-Denis
Switzerland

In addition, Future Health maintains an established network of international sales and marketing offices with a presence in 39 countries around the world.

Business Experience

Future Health Technologies was founded in 2002 following 3 years of extensive research and was the first stem cell bank to receive a Human Tissue Authority (HTA) license in 2005. Today, Future Health has stored more samples than all other UK banks combined and as of June 2017 had in excess of 140,000 samples in storage. 

  • The UK’s largest stem cell bank having processed and stored more umbilical cord stem cell samples than all the other UK banks combined
  • 140,000 stem cell samples are stored from over 75,000 families in 75 countries, with offices in over 39 countries worldwide
  • The only cord blood bank in the world to own laboratories in both the UK and Switzerland
  • The most highly accredited cord blood bank in the UK, one of the most highly accredited in the world
  • Released 39 samples for therapies to Europe, the Middle East and the US, including 9 cord blood therapies
  • Expertise in processing and storing stem cells from dental pulp and adipose tissue

Collection Kit

Future Health provides its clients with a purpose built collection kit containing all of the necessary components required to collect the samples. Included within the kit is a specially designed cord blood collection bag packed in individual aluminium sterile packaging.

Also provided, is a bespoke cord tissue collection kit, containing an antimicrobial tablet and a new and improved transportation preservation solution, to ensure the sample returns to the laboratory in the optimum state.

Transportation container

The cord blood and the cord tissue are transported in a thermally insulated shipping box designed by Future Health. It is fully accredited by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for protection against adverse temperature and shipping conditions. The container includes a gel cool pack and a temperature data logger to monitor shipping conditions.

Processing Method

For cord blood, clients are offered the opportunity to opt for either Future Health’s Premium (volume reduced processing) method or its Standard (whole blood processing) method.

Future Health is the only bank in the UK to have its own in-house serology and PCR laboratories which perform tests for infectious diseases on the cord blood and maternal blood. In addition to this, Future Health also uses flow cytometry to confirm the number of stem cells successfully stored within the sample.

Future Health is also the only bank in the UK to perform viability testing on all cord tissue samples to ensure the cells are healthy and viable.

Components Stored

Parents are provided with a certificate of storage detailing their unique identity code, the volume of blood stored, stem cell counts, and confirmation of the cord tissue viability. All clients are also provided with the maternal blood test results and the outcome of the micro-contamination testing.

Storage Method

The samples are stored in multiple portions over separate storage locations which are all fully owned and maintained by Future Health. A member of the laboratory team is on call 24 hours per day to respond should there be any issues with the storage facility and there is also a security presence 24 hours per day.

The company maintains an insurance backed disaster recovery programme, which allows the transference of the samples to a suitably HTA licensed cryogenic storage facility in the highly unlikely event of a disaster at one of the company’s storage sites.

Licensing & Accreditation

Future Health Technologies is the most accredited stem cell bank in the UK. At present Future Health Technologies maintains the following licenses and accreditations:

  • Human Tissue Authority (HTA) License (no. 22503)
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Blood Establishment Authorisation
  • GMP compliant laboratories
  • ISO:9001 Quality Management Accreditation
  • Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise and International Trade
  • AABB accreditation

Clinical Experience

Future Health has released 9 cord blood samples successfully for therapies to Europe, the Middle East and the US. These samples have been used to treat conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Fanconi’s Anaemia, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) and Beta Thalassemia. In addition, Future Health has released successful therapies from other types of stem cells for a total of 39 clinical experiences.

Insurance

Future Health believes that every family should have peace of mind when storing such a precious sample. That’s why Future Health offers every client private sample protection ensuring that in the unlikely event Future Health Technologies was to become insolvent, the sample would continue to be stored by an alternative HTA licensed storage facility.

Community Service

Future Health Technologies is proud to offer a range of discounts designed to make stem cell banking accessible for everybody. These include:

  • Price Beat Guarantee
  • Repeat customer discount
  • Twin/Triplet discounts
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Special discount for immediate use cases

Prices

Future HealthTechnologies offers the following cord blood and cord tissue package prices:

Premium Service +Cord Service - £2195 + annual storage cost £49 per sample
Volume reduction cord blood + cord tissue with 25 years storage

Premium Service - £1600 + annual storage cost £49
Volume reduction cord blood with 25 years storage

Standard Service +Cord Service - £2085 + annual storage cost £49 per sample
Whole cord blood + cord tissue with 25 years storage

Standard Service - £1490 + annual storage cost £49
Whole cord blood with 25 years storage

Additional Services

Vision NIPT Test

Vision is non-invasive prenatal test which can be performed as early as 10 weeks into pregnancy. It is a safe, accurate and reliable prenatal test screening for life-altering conditions, including Down’s syndrome.

Outlook New Born Screening

Outlook is a simple, saliva based screening test for four conditions including lactose intolerance and coeliac disease.

Visit our website for the most up to date services and prices for each country.

Address: 10 Faraday Building,Science and Technology Park, University Boulevard,NG7 2QP United Kingdom
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