Americord Registry®, a leader in the cord blood industry, announced the addition of exosome banking to their suite of family-focused services, becoming the first private biobanking company in the United States to do so.
Exosomes are tiny, extracellular vesicles that initiate cell-to-cell communication by shuttling cellular components to other cells. Pre-clinical research has shown that exosomes may regulate immune responses, wound healing, and cell growth and development.
“As parents, it is our responsibility to do everything possible to protect the health and safety of our children,” Charlie Boyer, Chief Operating Officer of Americord says.
“Research shows that newborn exosomes may one day be able to treat serious medical conditions, becoming a new frontier of regenerative medicine. We are thrilled to give families the opportunity to preserve their baby’s exosomes with the expectation of future medical science breakthroughs, helping secure a healthy future for their children today.”
Americord’s proprietary CryoMaxx™ Processing method isolates and concentrates the exosomes from the plasma portion of the cord blood. Once processed, exosomes are cryogenically preserved in liquid nitrogen tanks at -196 degrees Fahrenheit. Americord offers 20-year and lifetime exosome storage plans.
Today, there are currently no FDA-approved treatments, but researchers and scientists are studying these tiny vesicles for more than 100 clinical trials researching numerous applications for exosomes. These clinical trials include treatments for pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, metastatic melanoma, platelet function, blood coagulation and inflammatory diseases, and neuro-degeneration.
“We’re proud to be the first biobanking company in the United States to offer exosome banking, ” Martin Smithmyer, CEO of Americord Registry says. “Scientists in Americord’s research facility are focused on creating a new generation of innovative services and processes that will provide real-world solutions to families facing challenging medical needs. Exosome banking was a logical next step.”
Source – EIN Newswire