Together with our friends at BioInformant, we recently spoke with Morey Kraus, Chief Scientific Officer at PerkinElmer/Viacord, about the importance of cord tissue stem cells in regenerative medicine.
We caught up with Mr. Kraus during the 2016 Perinatal Stem Cell Conference in Aspen, Colorado. Kraus was one of the main speakers at this event where he presented:
“Phenotypic and Functional Characterization Perinatal Stem Cells Isolated from Umbilical Cord Tissue”
The presentation was mainly for researchers and other experts in the cord blood or regenerative medicine field. However, the key point of this presentation is very relevant to parents who are considering whether or not to save their baby’s cord blood. Kraus’ research underscores the important role of cord blood and umbilical cord tissue stem cells in regenerative medicine.
We asked Mr. Kraus to give us a quick overview of his presentation in simple terms so that parents everywhere could hear for themselves what makes these stem cells special and why we should save them. Watch this quick 2 minute interview and get the facts on cord tissue stem cells:
News Flash! It is not just a baby’s cord blood that has life-saving qualities. Scientists value perinatal stem cells in general and encourage parents to preserve as many of these cells as possible, including cord tissue.
If you are taking the first step in saving cord blood, consider also saving the other perinatal stem cells such as cord tissue. Not all family banks or donation programs offer this option currently but it is a growing trend because scientists are finding more and more uses for these valuable cells.
Give life twice. #SAVETHECORD
We wish to thank Morey Kraus and the Perinatal Stem Cell Society for their help in making this project possible.