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Gemabank

Gemabank

Gemabank is a private cord blood stem cell bank in Russia and the CIS.

Gemabank was created in 2003 on the base of the Blokhin Cancer Research Center of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and was one of the first in Russia to offer cord blood stem cell isolation, cryopreservation and storage service. Services include:

  • Collection of umbilical cord blood upon the birth of a newborn and its delivery to a processing lab in Moscow
  • Isolation of a concentrate of stem cells (nucleated) from the cord blood
  • Cryopreservation of this biomaterial
  • Bioactivity and infectivity screening of the sample
  • Storage of the sample over the course of many years

As of the beginnig of 2017, 26,000 personal cord blood stem cell samples are held in storage by Gemabank. During its 13-year history, Gemabank has delivered 25 samples to use in treatment of various diseases. In Q1 2015 Gemabank set in operation a new automated cryostorage facility which allows it to store up to 40,000 cord blood samples with monitoring and controlling each bio-storage unit in the real time mode. From October 1, 2015 HSCI started rendering Gemabank services through its 100%-subsidiary — IMCB LLC (International Medical Center for Biomaterials Processing and Cryostorage)

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