150,000 stem cell storages at Vita 34 in 20 years
Since 1997, Vita 34 has been THE specialist in the storage of stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue for medical precaution and in the manufacture of stem cell transplants from umbilical cord blood. This year, Vita 34 not only celebrates its 20th anniversary, but also the 150000th stem cell storage in Leipzig. With 150,000 stem cell deposits from 29 countries in Europe and worldwide as well as 30 applications, Vita 34 is the largest and most experienced stem cell bank in the German-speaking countries.
At an international expert symposium on the application of stem cells in children, the renowned scientist Professor Joanne Kurtzberg (Duke University, North Carolina, USA) was given the “Vita 34 Stem Cell Award” to Professor Kurtzberg by Dr. André Gerth, CEO of Vita 34 AG, to recognize her merits in medical research and therapeutic application of stem cells from umbilical cord blood. Dr. Gerth together with the Prime Minister of Saxony Stanislaw Tillich and Leipzig‘s deputy mayor for economics Uwe Albrecht symbolically stored the 150000th umbilical cord blood preparation at Vita 34.
Vita 34 regards it as its responsibility in the future to facilitate the availability of stem cells on a broad basis and to provide as many people as possible with stem cell deposits.