Important information for CRYO-SAVE Clients
28 June 2019
OVER 330 THOUSAND OF STEM CELL SAMPLES WERE TRANSPORTED SAFELY FROM ESPERITE GROUP’S CRYO-SAVE EUROPEAN LABORATORIES TO FAMICORD GROUP (PBKM).
Almost all of the stem cell samples previously stored in Europe by Cryo-Save were safely transported to laboratories of FamiCord Group (PBKM). Cryo-Save maintains being the party of the contract with its Clients.
Cryo-Save has signed a backup and storage agreement with PBKM FamiCord, concluded in February 2019. Such a contract is a standard solution in the field of family stem cell banking. The samples transferred to PBKM’s laboratory would be stored for a couple of years and this period may be extended. Aim of such contracts is to secure continuity of the storage of biological material.
The PBKM FamiCord laboratories guarantee the highest quality and security of biological samples storage. Most of them are accredited by international institutions, such as the AABB (former American Association of Blood Banks) or FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation Cellular Therapies), which confirm that they operate in accordance with the most stringent safety standards.
Clients of Cryo-Save who wish to check whether their samples have been transferred to PBKM FamiCord shall register themselves at www.famicord.eu
With more than 410 thousands samples of cord blood or tissues stored (not including the samples transferred from Cryo-Save), PBKM FamiCord is far the largest European cord blood bank and also 5th biggest in the world. PBKM FamiCord operates through the network of 10 laboratories in Europe located in various countries in Western, Southern and Eastern Europe. Over 33 % of cord blood samples collected in Europe is processed by one of PBKM FamiCord laboratories. The company has strong shareholders structure, most of them are financial investors: Active Ownership Fund (Germany), Nationale-Nederlanden, Invesco (USA), Rockbridge, Oil Fund of Norway, Allianz and others. Since many years PBKM Group has a very solid financial and operating results, which are stably growing.