La conservación de células madre es un servicio muy personal y es importante la confianza y fiabilidad en la empresa que elige.
Therefore, we have put together in a list the key attributes to consider when choosing a trusted stem cell bank.
It is important that any stem cell bank is at least accredited by the competent authority in the country, in our case by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA). HTA accreditation is mandatory for all centers that extract, preserve and use human tissue. This accreditation is what regulates the way in which the company carries out these procedures and guarantees that all fabrics are treated correctly.
Another key accreditation of stem cell banks is that of the Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA is a regulatory body that controls and reviews drugs, medical devices, and blood components used in transplants. This accreditation guarantees that a company meets the necessary standards of safety, quality and efficiency. One of the main responsibilities of the MHRA is to establish a center of excellence for advanced therapies, such as stem cell transplants.
Future Health Biobank prides itself on being a fully accredited stem cell bank that successfully exceeds all regulatory requirements. To see the complete list of our accreditations, please visit the page: Our accreditations.
Have and manage a laboratory
In recent years, many stem cell preservation companies have appeared on the market. However, it is important to research the background of each company. Companies often claim to have their own laboratory, when, in fact, all they do is resell the service and actually keep their customers’ stem cells in a partner laboratory.
Although this is not a serious problem, working with a company that owns and manages its own laboratory means that they are experts in what they do and that they have quick and easy access to your sample in case you need it in the future.
At Future Health Biobank we are proud to own and manage two laboratories in two different geographic locations. For more information about our laboratories, visit: Future Health around the world.
Location of the company
It may seem trivial, but the location of the company and its laboratory is actually a very important element to consider. Cord blood collection is a time-sensitive process, so the laboratory should be located in an easily accessible location.
We pride ourselves on offering our clients two separate locations to store their stem cell samples in Nottingham, in the heart of the UK, and at Châtel Saint Denis in Switzerland.