Top 10 global cord blood
Which cord blood banks around the world are the most influential and innovative? This is
the question we asked ourselves as we began research for this year’s World Cord Blood
The following 10 banks were picked based on what’s happening in the news, which banks
are the most profitable, and which ones have truly innovative business models and
It is great to see that we have representatives from all parts of the world – from Qatar to
China to the US and beyond!
So, get comfortable and enjoy finding out which cord blood banks we think are
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The top 10 global cord blood banks
CBR became the first bank to ever collect and save
a cord blood sample, setting the stage for cord
blood banking around the world. The first cord
blood sample ever saved by a family belonged to
the son of CBR's Scientific Director. 20 years later,
CBR has become the largest stem cell bank, banking
over 400,000 children’s stem cells.
This bank has led the way in global partnerships to
expand their cord blood banking practices around
the world. Their South American operating division
in Argentina generated an increase in revenue for
the company by 35% in 2012, and provided what
the company believes to be the annuity streams of
tomorrow. While the US operations are growing at
a steady rate of 10%.
Cyro Cell International – Cyro Cell International
became a global leader in cord blood banking by
being one of the first to offer cord tissue banking
and the first to offer menstrual stem cell banking,
as well as the traditional cord blood banking
service. Cryo-Cell is on the forefront of medical
research and development with globally-renowned
menstrual stem cell research partnerships,
including part-ownership of biomedical research
firm Saneron CCEL Therapeutics, Inc.
Viacord gets great recognition for their partnership
with the Children’s Hospital of Oakland CA and for
having released over 250 stem cell collections for
use in treatment and clinical trials to date.
Nearly 90% of the medical treatments that utilized
cord blood stem cells prepared by ViaCord have
been successful - the highest rate shared by any
CordVida is most known for being South America’s
largest cord blood bank and for leading the way in
alternative uses for cord blood banks, as larger biobanking facilities. CordVida was the first to offer the
complete storage of blood stem cells and stem cells
from umbilical cord tissue.
CordVida also uses a method of cell isolation free of
animal hormones, for the processing of stem cells
of the umbilical tissue. This allows for cells to be
readily available in its natural state without
interference from external agents.
Cyro-Save is the largest family cord blood bank in
Europe and a leading international stem cell storage
company. The company also released a new
freezing procedure which increases availability of
cord blood stem cells for transplants in patients. In
the current study Dr. Ivanovic and co-workers
(Etablissement Français du Sang AquitaineLimousin) and a team of Cryo-Save researchers
have demonstrated that these cultured stem cells
can be frozen and thawed without negatively
affecting the quality of the stem cells. An important
step towards successful stem cell transplants in
patients for whom too few stem cells are available.
The NCBP is the world's oldest and largest public
cord blood bank. NCBP was the first cord blood
bank to received IND exemption from the FDA in
1996. This program makes cord blood available
under an Investigational New Drug (IND) exemption
from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
for children and adults who face a life-threatening
illness and need "stem cell" transplants from
unrelated donors. NCBP was also the first public
cord blood bank in the world to receive NetCordFACT accreditation.
Cryobanks International Inc (or Lifeforce Cryobanks)
is recognized for setting up the first cord blood
bank in India. Cryobanks International also is one of
few cord blood banks that provide the choice of
donation, either through their Private Cord Blood
Storage Program for expecting families that wish to
privately store their baby's precious stem cells and
a Public Cord Blood Donation Program for those
who prefer to donate. Cryobanks International
India, became the first cord blood stem cell bank to
be set up in India. The bank also has its own
international ventures, with the creation of
CryoViva Thailand and Africare Africa.
China Cord Blood Corporation, the largest cord
blood banking operator in China, helped create the
highly recognized non-profit organization AsiaCORD (Asia Cord Blood Bank) Organization.
China Cord Blood Corporation Group won the
"Deloitte Technology Fast 50 China" and "Deloitte
Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific" awards where top
50 fastest growing technology companies in China
and top 500 fastest growing technology companies
in Asia Pacific were selected based on their revenue
growth over the past three years.
VHB most notably known for the founder,
billionaire Richard Branson, is also the fist cord
blood bank to have a facility in Qatar. Richard
Branson made a personal commitment that all
proceeds from Virgin Health Bank to the Virgin
Group will be donated to initiatives that are helping
to fully realize the potential of cord blood stem cells
and for that, get’s great recognition.
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We’re hosting World Cord Blood Congress 2013 this September and would love to see you there.
Hear from cord blood banks, pharma, biotechs, academia and government as they discuss:
• How to extract more stem cells
• How to target new indications
• How to optimize transplants
• How to improve collection & logistics
• How to comply with FDA regulations
• How to improve cord blood storage
• How to improve business models
• How to increase awareness
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