Stem cells are cells that are not specialized, i.e. have not differentiated into a specific cellular function. These are cells that are capable of dividing and renewing them selves for long period of times, and can give rise to specialized cell types.
There are two main types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells(also known as somatic stem cells). The embryonic stem cells are those derived from the embryo. Although researchers are very interested in these types of stem cells, their use raises some ethical concerns. Stemway Biotech, in respect of current laws, does not perform the conservation or differentiation of embryonic stem cells, nor does it support the use of these cells in the countries where it operates. The adult stem cells are present in some of our organs and tissues, their primary roles are to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found.
Yes, several other organs, such as liver or bone marrow have adult stem cells, although these are less versatile and more difficult to collect than UCB cells.
Today most beneficiaries of stem cells transplants are patients suffering from some types of tumors such as leukemia and lymphoma. In addition, stem cells have been used for the therapy of myocardial infarction and in the treatment of patients that need a bone marrow transplant. Several other therapeutic applications are in an experimental phase, in some cases further advanced, but to date it would not be correct to state a date or time lapse in which these experiments will lead to new therapeutic approaches, although research in this field advances extremely rapidly. The scientific community believes that in the near future stem cell therapies will be used extensively for diseases such as:
The price to save your baby’s stem cells and Cord tissue with StemWay BIOTECH Ltd. is 2590 euro and it foresees stem cell conservation for 25 years as well as a personalized service of assistance and clinical consultancy for the same length of time. After the purchase of the kit, the total amount due will be paid to StemWay BIOTECH Ltd. before UBC collection and transport to the laboratory for storage (if by any chance the collection is not successful, this amount will be reimbursed discounting any expenses that were incurred to that point, such as shipping or mailing).
The 2590 euro fee includes:
If you choose only stem cells conservation and medical-scientific advisory custom throughout the period of cryopreservation on total price of the service is euro 2390.
If by any motive, independent of StemWay, the conservation of stem cells does not take place, you will be reimbursed the full amount paid to Stem Way minus any costs incurred as stipulated in the contract.