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About cord tissue

Your newborn’s cord tissue contains powerful and unique stem cells, including endothelial cells, epithelial cells and mesenchymal stem cells, which have the potential to repair and heal the body in different ways than cord blood stem cells do.

Future medical therapies

Harnessing their ability to create structural and connective tissue, the stem cells contained in cord tissue are opening exciting new treatment opportunities for some of the world’s most devastating diseases. There are presently 14 therapeutic areas under research:
  • Liver fibrosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports injuries (cartilage)
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Cancers
  • Heart & vascular disease
  • Neurological disease & injury
  • Retinal disease
  • Skeletal disease & injury
  • Transplant complications
  • Vascular damage
  • Wound repair

Learn more about stem cells