The process of the stem cell bank is in accordance with the good tissue practice (GTP) established by the FDA in the United States (the counterpart of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan) and the stem cell bank system (160 items) established by Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. Patients are strictly managed with the dedicated system.
Your physician gives counseling.
Feel free to ask anything you want to know.
Patient information and a unique bar code are registered in the dedicated system, which issues an ID card. The dedicated system is accessible only from the stem cell bank facility of the Seishin Regenerative Medicine and protected against external unauthorized access.
Conventional liposuction is performed to collect 100 to 260 cc of adipose tissue.
In the stem cell storage room, the Celution® 900/MB System is used for automated separation, cleaning, concentration, and extraction of stem cells for cryopreservation (banking) from the collected adipose tissue.
Extracted stem cells are processed (*) for cryopreservation according to operating procedures. The amount of stem cells is measured and registered.
* A cryoprotectant and human serum albumin are added to prevent cell death caused by rapid freezing.
Processed stem cells are frozen. Cell suspension prepared in (5) is placed in a program freezer (deep freezer), and the temperature is gradually decreased from +4°C to −90°C over 60 minutes with intracellular and extracellular osmolalities controlled. Then, cells are stored in a nitrogen tank at −150°C.
A special ID card is issued. This card is needed when stem cells are used.