Reasons for choosing Biophylaxis
Biophylaxis is one of seven (7) active and operational Spin-Off
companies today at NCSR "Demokritos" and utilizes scientific
know how and expertise deriving from NCSR "Demokritos".
Laboratories which are located in Greece, in a specially
designated area of the Laboratory of Cell and Matrix
Pathobiology of the Institute of Biology of NCSR "Demokritos".
The latter is a national security area with 24-hour surveillance,
continuous watches and restriction of entry to non-authorized
persons. It is the only building in Greece which possesses a
liquid nitrogen tank which provides continuous supply without
interruption. In addition, there are special safety electrical
lines and systems in place for prevention of fire hazard.
The only private cord blood stem cell bank today in Greece
which provides a 25-year storage contract.
Procedures and laboratory protocols which are based on the
Directives of internationally acknowledged supervisory bodies
for blood banks such as the AABB and FACT-NETCORD, which
are the most up-to-date and are reviewed continuously.
Collaboration with the «Hellenic Public Cord Blood Bank» at the
Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens.
HLA testing is not conducted.
Scientific team composed of active top researchers,
internationally renowned with unique experience and
Specially designed controlled temperature Kit which has
been developed and certified in accordance with the special
instructions for transport of biological substances by the
UN and IATA so as to ensure that the blood sample can be
maintained at stable temperatures for at least 48 hours.
Storage in cryobags, with multiple compartments to store
stem cells, as is recommended by international standards and
organizations (FDA, AABB, FACT-NETCORD) and not in previous
generation cryopreservation in vials.
Opportunity to store one additional cryobag.
Laboratory quality checks on the stored cord blood stem cells
every 10 (ten) years. These tests and laboratory checks will
be conducted at the end of 10 (ten) and 20 (twenty) years,
respectively. From the five additional storage compartments
with stem cells which are stored in the storage unit on the
client's behalf, only one compartment will be used each time
for each test, and the client will be informed in writing of the
Obligatory mother's blood tests at the time of birth for virology
Collaboration with certified laboratories for virology testing
and Flow Cytometry for increased safety and accuracy of
Receipt and processing of blood samples within 24-48 hours
from the time of birth, something especially critical for the
viability of the cells.
Transport of samples from the maternity clinic to the
laboratories only with certified and authorized couriers for the
transport of biological substances.
On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Possibility to visit laboratories subsequent to arrangement.
Issuance of "Certificate of Storage of Cord Blood Stem Cells"
Privacy of personal information is respected, in accordance
with the local Authority of Protection of Personal Data.
Total cost equivalent to 1800 euros which is all inclusive of
the above. Discount of 50% in case of twins.
Payment programs available upon request.