Cryopreservation is a technique of conserving tissues or cells by freezing at very low temperatures, usually below -156ºC, to ensure that the cell structure remains unchanged, maintaining its viability for a long period of time.
Stem cells are cells that can differentiate into several cell lines having the ability to self-renewed and divide indefinitely. They can be classified, according to their origin or their ability to differentiate, into two main types: embryonic and non-embryonic. Non-embryonic stem cells, also known as adult stem cells, are found in many tissues of the adult organism and are generally multipotent. Multipotent stem cells can be isolated from various tissues such as bone marrow, blood and umbilical cord tissue or dental pulp.
Some neonatal tissues such as placenta, umbilical cord Whärton jelly or umbilical cord blood contain adult stem cell populations with a high proliferative potential and even pluripotent characteristics.
By cryopreservation of stem cells, it is possible to maintain their characteristics so that they can later be used for therapeutic purposes or within the scope of Regenerative Medicine.
Cryopreservation of umbilical cord blood and tissue (Whärton’s jelly)
Criovida® is the cryopreservation mark of hematopoietic stem cells and umbilical cord tissue processing and cryopreservation belonging to Biosckin, Molecular and Cell Therapies, SA since 2006.
The Criovida® kit allows our customers to cryopreserve the youngest adult stem cells we can find, and therefore with a greater therapeutic potential. The collection is done after the birth of the baby, it is painless and does not interfere with the procedures associated with childbirth.
Cryopreservation of dental pulp
Criodente® is the dental pulp cryopreservation brand that belongs to Biosckin, Molecular and Cell Therapies, S.A.
The dental pulp is processed and prepared for storage and in case of need of clinical application, the mesenchymal stem cells will be isolated from the cryopreserved dental pulp.
The Criodente® kit allows the cryopreservation of dental pulp from definitive and healthy teeth. Teeth that are extracted on your Dentist / Stemmatologist’s recommendation, for instance, in orthodontic treatments, can be processed to cryopreserve the dental pulp. All definitive teeth, such as canine, incisor, premolar, molar or wisdom teeth, may be processed provided they are healthy, without signs of pathology or infection.