Our Stem Cell Banking Services
More Peace of Mind With Celltex
With a focus on ensuring your stem cells’ integrity, your safety and a lifetime supply of your own stem cells, Celltex’s stem cell banking services are designed to give you peace of mind throughout the entire process. And with two levels of banking options, you can be well prepared to manage your health.
Why Bank Your Stem Cells?
Preparing for the Future
While you may not have a condition that requires immediate treatment with stem cells, it’s smart to plan for the future. Today, Celltex provides you with state-of-the-art stem cell banking services that ensure you can use a stable supply of your own stem cells should you ever need them.
Just as parents bank their newborn’s stem cells for future medical needs, Celltex’s technology allows adults of any age to cryopreserve their own stem cells with far more potential applications.
Why Bank Now?
Younger Cells and Emergency Applications
As you age, illness and the natural processes of aging can reduce the number of stem cells available to regenerate organs, muscles, bone and more. While older cells can still be viable and useful, generally, the younger you are when you bank, the more efficient, active and mobile your cells are.
With our new SafeGuard Banking option, you can elect to cryopreserve cells that are fully prepared for therapy. These banked cells can be requested for immediate clinical use in the case of a sudden heart attack, stroke, head trauma, or injury.
What to Expect
The Banking Process
With a focus on your safety and comfort, Celltex has designed a simple process to establish your Foundation Bank.
Your master bank of cells can be likened to a sourdough starter: once established, our team is able to take out a portion and culture your cells for clinical use as needed throughout your lifetime.
See if You Are Eligible
Set up a simple blood test to determine if you are eligible for banking.
Those with active cancer, transmissible diseases (Hepatitis B, Syphilis, or HIV), and those that are currently pregnant are not eligible for banking at this time.
Enrollment & Extraction
Schedule an easy & virtually painless mini-liposuction, from which we will harvest your stem cells.
Only a 30-minute minor outpatient visit to a Celltex partner extraction center is needed to obtain a small sample of your fat tissue.
Culturing Your Cells
To Hundreds of Millions
Over a span of 5-6 weeks, your mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are carefully isolated and cultured through our unique technology to establish your Foundation Bank for a lifetime supply of your MSCs.
Never altered, Celltex’s technology allows for the purest, most viable population of your cells.
Cryopreservation & Banking
Ready for Use
Your bank of cells is cryopreserved at -300º F in our state-of-the art Houston laboratory, where they can be safely stored for decades to come.
Ask about SafeGuard Banking to have a therapeutic dose of cells ready for immediate use in the case of an emergency.
Discover how Celltex is leading the future of regenerative medicine and making it possible for clients to receive their own MSCs for therapeutic purposes by exploring our simple four-step process.
The Celltex Process
Quantity & Quality
We use autologous cells, which means the stem cells used are completely unique to you and are never used for any other person. Our proprietary process ensures the integrity and uniformity of your stem cells in quantities never before possible for effective therapeutic applications, all from one small sample of your adipose tissue.
Once your mesenchymal stem cells have been extracted and isolated, they are cultured to the hundreds of millions and are cryogenically preserved until you are ready to use your cells. Our quality control department conducts a series of tests throughout the banking, isolation, and culturing process to verify the sterility of your stem cells and ensure the cells are free of contaminants.
Be Prepared with Therapy-Ready Cells
With newly developed technology, Celltex is now able to prepare and preserve a therapeutic dose of your cells to be used in case of emergencies or injuries. Using your own mesenchymal stem cells quickly following a severe or life-threatening emergency can vastly improve quality of life and likelihood to recover from medical emergencies, like:
- Heart attack
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Severe Lung Damage
Immediate* use of one’s stem cells can also help with less severe, but disabling events, such as:
- Improve recovery time from injuries to stay active & mobile
- Manage inflammation during sudden flare-ups
Whatever the case, the time needed to culture cells for therapy from your Foundation Bank (typically 3 weeks) could feel like a lifetime and, in some cases, may be too late. In an emergency situation, it’s beneficial to have a bank of your cells at the ready.*
*After initial culturing and cryopreservation of therapy-ready cells (typically 3 weeks to culture from an established Foundation Bank), cells can be available for use in 24-48 hours, subject to hours of operation.Ask About SafeGuard Banking
The Celltex Difference
Our mission is to improve your quality of life. That’s why we have invested in technology that allows us to do what no one else can: produce billions of genetically stable stem cells that can provide a lifetime of relief. We invite you to explore more about what makes Celltex a leader in regenerative medicine and what it means for you.
Ready When You Are
If you think you’re ready to get started or want to learn more, contact our team to speak to a client service representative to discuss your banking options and answer any questions you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions?
Here are a few of the questions people frequently ask about Celltex stem cell banking and therapy.
If you don't see your question here, view our full list.
- Why should someone bank his or her stem cells?
While you may not have a condition that requires immediate treatment with stem cells, it’s smart to plan for the future. As you age, illness and the natural processes of aging can reduce the number of stem cells available. While older cells can still be viable and useful, generally, the younger you are when you bank, the more efficient, active and mobile your cells are.
- How often do I need to receive therapy?
This is dependent on individual conditions. Your Client Service
Coordinator and your doctors will work with you to determine the best
timeline for your individual therapy schedule.
- Are my cells eligible to be used for therapy?
The earlier you bank your MSCs, the more efficient, active and mobile
they are to use in case of future emergency, illness, injury or accidents.
Banking your MSCs now provides the opportunity to utilize your younger,
healthy cells later in life.
- Where do stem cells come from?
There are stem cells in practically every tissue of your body, but not all stem cells are the same. At Celltex, we focus exclusively on a type of stem cell called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs can be found in practically every tissue of your body and are most readily taken from bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, placenta and fat. You can learn more about stem cells on our Stem Cells 101 page.
- Is stem cell therapy safe?
Dozens of clinical trials conducted by researchers in more than a dozen nations have demonstrated the safety of using MSCs and, in particular, those obtained from fat, and hundreds of preclinical animal studies have confirmed the same findings. You can learn more on our Stem Cells 101 page.