Cryo-Cord™ is a cryopreserved placental umbilical cord allograft that may be used as an anatomical barrier in numerous clinical applications. Cryo-Cord retains the natural properties of placental tissue including nutrient-rich growth factors, cytokines, endogenous cells, and Wharton’s Jelly.
- Placental tissue acts as an immune-privileged protective barrier during fetal development 1
- Cryo-Cord is applied as an anatomical barrier that helps provide mechanical protection while retaining endogenous growth factors (Figure 1) .1,2,4
- The Cryo-Cord proprietary process preserves the natural properties of placental umbilical cord tissue, maintaining inherent levels of key extracellular matrix molecules, including proteins, carbohydrates, growth factors, and cytokines.
- Cryo-Cord contains viable endogenous cells cryopreserved in a proprietary DMSO-free cryoprotectant (Figure 2) .5
Fresh Umbilical Cord
Figure 2: Viable Cells in Cryo-Cord5
Fresh Umbilical Cord
Figure 3: Cryo-Cord Histology
Safety and Versatility
- Placental tissue is recovered from healthy mothers who have undergone C-section delivery
- Cryo-Cord is aseptically processed in accordance with FDA regulations and AATB standards
- Placental tissue has been used for over 100 years with well-documented clinical success. 3
- No rinsing or decanting steps required during preparation
- Storage at -65°C or colder
Potential Clinical Applications
- Spine & Neurosurgery
- Foot & Ankle
- Wound Care
- Oral Surgery
- Burn Care
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- 3. Fairbairn, N.G. et al. (2014). The clinical applications of human amnion in plastic surgery, 67, 662-675.
- 4. Niknejad H, Peirovi H, Jorjani M, et al. Properties of the amniotic membrane for potential use in tissue engineering. Eur Cell Mater. 2008;15:88-89.
- 5. Data on file at Vivex Biologics, Inc.