BIOPHYLAXIS
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 knowhow.

  • State-of-the-art equipment.

  • 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 test results.

  • Obligatory mother's blood tests at the time of birth for virology testing.

  • Collaboration with certified laboratories for virology testing and Flow Cytometry for increased safety and accuracy of results.

  • 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.