FamiCord: cea mai mare bancă de sânge din cordonul ombilical din Europa și cel mai mare producător pentru terapia cu CSM din tesutul de cordon ombilical.

07 noiembrie 2018

Grupul FamiCord este o rețea de bănci de sânge din cordonul ombilical și parteneri de marketing care oferă stocare familială în Europa și deține 8 laboratoare de procesare a celulelor stem. Conducatorul grupului FamiCord este PBKM din Polonia. Odată cu achiziționarea Stemlab (dba Crioestaminal) în Portugalia, finalizată în septembrie 2018, FamiCord are cel mai mare inventar de celule stem recoltate la nastere din Europa. Inventarul format din sangele cordonului ombilical si al alte materiale biologice la bancile Famicord depaseste 355.000, din septembrie 2018.

FamiCord Network for Banking Cord Blood and Tissue
FamiCord Member or PartnerLab LocationCountries Served
PBKMYesWarsaw, PolandPoland
Biocell LuganoYesLugano, SwitzerlandSwitzerland, Italy
BiogenisYesBucharest, RomaniaRomania
BioKryo GmbHYesSulzbach, GermanyVarious countries
Bio Save GroupNoBelgrade, SerbiaSerbia, Albania (& Kosovo), Bosnia (& Herzegovina), Croatia, Macedonia (FYROM), Montenegro
CellavivaYesStockholm, SwedenSweden, Denmark
Cilmes Šūnu BankaNoRiga, LatviaLatvia
CrioestaminalYesCantanhede, PortugalPortugal, Italy, Spain, Switzerland
DBKMYesKrakow, PolandPoland
Famicord AGNoZurich, SwitzerlandVarious countries
Famicord ItaliaNoMilan, ItalyItaly
Izvorna Celica (part of Bio Save)NoLjubljana, SloveniaSlovenia
KrioYesBudapest, HungaryHungary
New Jersey Cord Blood BankYesMontvale, NJ, USAVarious countries
Sevibe CellsYesBarcelona, SpainSpain
Ukrainian Stem CellNoLviv, UkraineUkraine
Yaşam BankasiYesAnkara, TurkeyTurkey

The key to the financial success of the FamiCord Group is that they prefer the American business model of promoting annual storage fees for privately stored newborn stem cells. This lowers the upfront costs to the clients and ensures continuous income to the bank. Most cord blood banks in Europe follow a business model of charging families upfront for both the processing plus the entire long term storage. The banks that have no storage fees are at a disadvantage when the market contracts, or if they seek to be acquired, because their inventory does not generate revenue. Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation visited FamiCord headquarters at Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych (PBKM) in September 2018. The central PBKM laboratory for family banking, as well as their research laboratory, are co-located in a large building near Warsaw’s Chopin airport. A photo album of the laboratory tour and visit is available from our Facebook page. The FamiCord Group has released 45 cord blood units from their family banks for both standard transplants and regenerative medicine therapies. What is less well known about FamiCord, but perhaps more important: PBKM is Europe’s leading provider of therapies with Mesenchymal Stromal Cells from the Wharton’s Jelly of umbilical cord tissue (WJ-MSC). By July 2018, PBKM had supplied WJ-MSC therapies to nearly 1,000 patients, for a variety of diagnoses that are displayed in a pie chart below.

To learn more about cord blood banking, visit Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation at https://parentsguidecordblood.org/en/news/famicord-europes-largest-cord-blood-bank-and-largest-manufacturer-cord-tissue-msc-therapy