Acibadem Stem Cell Laboratory and Umbilical Cord Blood Bank
Acibadem Stem Cell and Umbilical Cord Blood Bank is a storage and production laboratory where Acibadem Hospitals Group’s research on prospective therapy methods are conducted, keeping up with and building on current applications. The laboratory has an infrastructure where all tissues proven to be viable with scientific data can be stored and all therapeutic cell processes can be conducted while meeting GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards.
Umbilical Cord Blood Bank is the most common example of cell and tissue storage (banking) applications. Umbilical cord blood, which is among the most valuable sources of stem cells known, is stored upon the family’s wish in case it is needed in the future. Acibadem Stem Cell and Umbilical Cord Blood Bank, which operates with the approval of the Ministry of Health and in accordance with legal regulations, hosts over 5000 units. Thus, it can be called Turkey’s first and highest capacity Umbilical Cord Blood Bank. In addition to umbilical cord blood, peripheric stem cells and bone marrow samples collected for patients being treated by the Acibadem Healthcare Group are also stored in the frozen state until the moment they are to be used.
One of the significant visionary objectives of Acibadem Stem Cell and Umbilical Cord Blood Bank is to become a benchmark institution where advanced research studies can be conducted in collaboration with Acibadem University academic staff on the subject of cell treatments and regenerative medicine. In order to attain this goal, joint projects between laboratory staff and academicians of Acibadem University are ongoing in various stages.