CellOptima™ Assurances

Expert Management of your Baby’s Cord Lining

Exclusive and Patented Technology

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Cordlife is the only family cord blood bank in Singapore that has adopted the CellOptimaTM technology for the processing of your baby’s umbilical cord lining stem cells. Unlike conventional technology, CellOptima™ can harvest two types of stem cells from your baby’s cord lining: Mesenchymal (MSCs) and Epithelial stem cells (EpSCs). This patented technology is only available exclusively at Cordlife.

More than 20 years ago, bone marrow was found to contain MSCs. Subsequently, scientists also found that Wharton’s Jelly from the umbilical cord contain MSCs as well. More recently, a team of award-winning doctor and scientist from Singapore made significant inroad in the world with the discovery of two powerful stem cell types from cord lining – MSCs and EpSCs. Together, the Cambridge and Stanford University trained duo developed a unique technology known as CellOptima™, designed to harvest and multiply stem cells from cord lining. This revolutionary discovery subsequently led the team to receiving patent grants from 16 countries including United States, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and patent grants from another 10 countries are still pending for final approval.

With CellOptima™, you will receive the following assurances:

  • Optimal Condition Assurance

    Using CellOptima™ proprietary cell biomarker verification, your baby’s cord lining will be tested after 4 weeks of cryopreservation. During this process, sample segments of the frozen cord lining will be thawed and tested for cell viability and proliferation. This verification step is important as it helps ensure that your baby’s cord lining has been properly stored and can be used for future medical treatments. The objective of this process is to validate the following:

    • Cell type/s confirmation using MSC and/or EpSC biomarkers
    • Cell viability
    • Cell proliferation also known as the ability to multiply further
    • Cord lining sterility
  • Quality Storage Assurance

    Your baby’s cord lining will be stored in its original, unexpanded raw form. With minimal manipulation that helps to retain the stem cells’ original characteristics, and by storing it in its raw form, it gives your family greater access to:

    • The potential of harvesting other undiscovered cell types (besides MSC and EpSC)
    • A higher purity of cells upon stem cell expansion
    • Better stem cell expansion techniques in the future