At Beike, we use the BioArchive® system for storing stem cells. The BioArchive™ System is FDA-approved and specially designed for cord blood cryogenic storage. This is the only cryopreservation system that consistently maintains steady temperatures for stored samples. Since the process of archiving cord blood stem cells in the BioArchive® is conducted by a robotic arm, the temperature inside the storage container is maintained at a steady -196℃.
All samples stored in the BioArchive® are preserved under
liquid-phase nitrogen, not vapor-based nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen
is the only means for maintaining a steady -196º C
temperature, so it is more effective for guaranteeing cell quality
and viability for long term storage. New York Blood Center, which
has recorded the largest number of successful transplantation
cases, has used the BioArchive™ System since 1999, and the Hong
Kong Public Cord Blood Bank also shifted to use BioArchive™ System
in 2008. Thermogenesis Corp estimates that up to 35 developed
countries, 113 cord blood banks and 60% public blood banks have
adopted this system.