Defining Permissible Time Lapse between Umbilical Cord Tissue Collection and Commencement of Cell Isolation

BACKGROUND Umbilical cord tissue is a very rich source of mesenchymal stem cells. Instead of discarding this source we are banking the tissue along with cord blood for possible future cell based applications. The cord tissue needs to be transported and stored properly in order for it to be good enough for cell isolation at a later date. In this paper we… (More)