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Cryo-Cell International’s New 5-Chamber Cord Blood Cryo-Bag Gives Parents Multiple Treatment Options

Cryo-Cell International has launched a new forward-looking, five-chamber cord blood freezer bag, which will give parents and doctors the opportunity to use the baby’s stored cord blood stem cells multiple times.

“This is another example of Cryo-Cell leading the industry to ensure that we offer parents the highest quality cord blood stem cell collection,” said David Portnoy, Cryo-Cell International’s Chairman and Co-CEO.

Parents know that their baby’s cord blood stem cells are precious. They know that they can be used not only by the baby but also by other immediate family members and that they are currently employed in the treatment of nearly 80 diseases. Parents may have concerns of using their baby’s cord blood stem cells for a non-life-threatening condition or in a yet-unproven clinical trial in fear that they will deplete their stem cell supply.

The new five-chamber bag from Cryo-Cell International will give families the option to use some of their stem cells for one clinical application and still retain more stem cells for future use. In addition, the new cord blood freezer bag is being introduced along with other internal, proprietary process improvements that have increased post-thaw stem cell viability by up to 10 percent.

The five-chamber cryo-bag replaces the dual-chambered cord blood bag, which gained wide usage in the industry after it was developed in 2002. The dual-chambered bag held 80 percent of its contents in one main compartment, giving parents and doctors a 20 mL sample for transfusions and a 5 mL sample to retain for future use. The new cord blood freezer bag features five chambers, giving doctors the opportunity to utilize only a portion of the collection if desired.

The forward-looking design opens the door for future advancements in the expansion of stem cells. If the day comes when such practices have been firmly established, this new multi-chamber cryo-preservation bag will provide researchers, doctors, and families the possibility to extend usage of the stored cord blood. This may make families more receptive to clinical trials knowing that they will not have to use the entirety of their babies’ cord blood collections, which, in turn, can greatly expand the use of cord blood stem cells in the research of disease treatment.

About Cryo-Cell International, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Cryo-Cell International, Inc. is the world's first private cord blood bank. More than 500,000 parents from 87 countries trust Cryo-Cell to preserve their family members' stem cells. Cryo-Cell's mission is to provide clients with state-of-the-art stem cell cryopreservation services and support the advancement of regenerative medicine. Cryo-Cell operates in a facility that is FDA registered, cGMP-/cGTP-compliant and is licensed in all states requiring licensure. Besides being AABB accredited as a cord blood facility, Cryo-Cell is also the first U.S. (for private use only) cord blood bank to receive FACT accreditation for adhering to the most stringent cord blood quality standards set by any internationally recognized, independent accrediting organization. In addition, Cryo-Cell is ISO 9001:2008 certified by BSI, an internationally recognized, quality assessment organization. Cryo-Cell is a publicly traded company, OTCQB:CCEL. For more information, please visit For a complete list of reference, visit

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