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Family Bank: Insception Lifebank

Insception Lifebank

About

Insception Lifebank Cord Blood Program, is the first, largest, and most experienced national FACT‐accredited cord blood bank in Canada.

Labs and Locations

Insception Lifebank Cord Blood Program, is the first, largest, and most experienced national FACT‐accredited cord blood bank in Canada.

Insception  is a private company that has been banking cord blood since 1996.  Originally the company was based at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto. In 2004, the founding leaders moved the operations to a new laboratory in Mississauga, Ontario, where the cord blood is processed in clean rooms. In September 2012, Insception acquired Lifebank Corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia. By continuing to partner with leading Canadian hospitals such as Toronto's Mount Sinai and Scarborough Hospitals, the Insception Lifebank Cord Blood Program is able to provide every Canadian family with security, state‐of‐the‐art processing and storage, financial stability and long-term professional governance.

Business Experience

Insception is Canada's largest and most experienced cord blood program, partnered with leading hospitals such as Mount Sinai Hospital and The Scarborough Hospital.  Starting in 1996, our Founders at Mount Sinai Hospital formed Canada's first cord blood bank: the Toronto Cord Blood Program. In 2004, after many successes operating within Mount Sinai Hospital, the Toronto Cord Blood Program chose to expand by partnering with Insception to raise their cord blood offering to a new and higher level of excellence, all aimed at expanding the potential uses for cord blood samples in the treatment of diseases.

Collection Kit

  • Fenwal Optipak collection bag – gravity collection process
  • CPD anticoagulant
  • Isopropyl alcohol and povodone iodine disinfectant wipes
  • Sterile collection bag Collection kit is sterile inside & outside for C-Section use

Transportation container

  • Local – transport container validated to maintain temp at 2-8 C under test conditions and contains data logger.
  • Long Haul - transport container validated to maintained at 2-8 degrees Celcius using provided ice packs.

Shipping Info

  • Shipping arrangements are made by the bank.
  • The contract price does not include shipping.
  • Dedicated Medical Courier are used: Local courier is Vital Line Express, and Long Haul shipping is with First International.

Processing Method

Manual cell separation based on the “Rubinstein method”.

Components Stored

  • The blood component stored is the buffy coat holding white cells and stem cells, plus 4 integrally attached segments.
  • Parents are provided with a letter confirming the volume of the collection. 
  • A full test results profile is available to clients upon request: Total Nucleated Cell count, Viability.

Storage Method

  • Final Storage is in Cryobags.
  • The bags stay in an electronic quarantine freezer pending results of testing for infectious diseases.
  • The quarantine bags are kept in the vapor phase of liquid nitrogen, so that over wrap in not necessary.
  • Collections that pass the infectious disease testing go into final storage freezers directly in liquid nitrogen.

Licensing & Accreditation

  • Insception Cord Blood Program is registered with Health Canada  and is AABB Accredited. 
  • As of May 2012, Insception is also FACT Accredited.
  • Reference testing labs used by the bank are licensed by Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)

Clinical Experience

  • Insception Lifebank has over 68,000 cord blood collections in storage (as of July 2016).
  • Number of family cord blood collections released for transplants: 14
  • Number of family cord blood collections released to the donor child for regenerative medicine therapy: 16

Insurance

Not applicable.

Community Service

Insception Lifebank's “Wings of Hope” Medical Need Program offers compassionate support to Canadian families who have an immediate family member possibly requiring a stem cell transplant within the first year following the expected baby’s birth. This is the largest program of its kind in Canada, with more than 400 participants who have benefited from free cord blood processing and 18 years of storage courtesy of Insception Lifebank.

The Cerebral Palsy (CP) Sibling Cord Blood Collection program offers free cord blood collection and storage for newborn babies who have a sibling with cerebral palsy. The program aims to ensure children with cerebral palsy and their families have potential access to local and international clinical trials.

For more information on Insception Lifebank’s Medical Need Programs, please visit www.insception.com or call 1 (866) 606-2790

Prices

PACKAGE 1 - Annual Payment Option

Cord blood
Initial Payment of $1,175 (includes first year storage)
+ Annual Storage Fee (currently $125)
+ Courier Fee
+ Taxes

Cord blood and Cord Tissue
Initial Payment of $1,885 (includes first year storage)
+ Annual Storage Fee (currently $235)
+ Courier Fee
+ Taxes

PACKAGE 2 - Pre-payment Option

Cord blood
Initial Payment of $1,175 (includes first year storage)
+ One-time Storage Payment $1,675 (covers 17 years)
+ Courier Fee
+ Taxes

Cord blood and Cord Tissue
Initial Payment of $1,885 (includes first year storage)
+ One-time Storage Payment $3,065 (covers 17 years)
+ Courier Fee
+ Taxes

MULTIPLE BIRTHS
We offer discounts for multiple births and returning clients. Please visit – www.insception.com for pricing

PAYMENT PLANS

1. Pay in full (payment due when collection kit is released)
2. 12 month payment plan has and $95 administration fee + tax

For information on pricing, payment plans and terms and conditions, please visit www.insception.com/sign-up/

Address: 1620 Tech Avenue, Ontario, Canada
Phone Numbers
(Free): 866-606-2790 (Office): 905-206-2790
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