Puneet Varma

Cryo Save

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Headquarters  Netherlands
Founded  2000
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Stock price  ESP (AMS) € 1.27 0.00 (+0.32%)3 Mar, 5:29 PM GMT+1 - Disclaimer
Subsidiaries  Life R.F. doo, Cryo-Save Balcanica Ltd.

Cryo save the family stem cell bank

Cryo-Save is Europe's largest cord blood bank with over 250,000 samples stored. It is based in Zutphen, Netherlands and operates in over 40 different countries. Certified laboratories and processing facilities can be found in the following locations: Arabia, Belgium, Germany, India and South Africa. Cryo-Save is a founding member and sponsor of ITERA. The company is listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.


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Cryo-Save was founded in 2000. In 2003 the Group changed its name from Cryo-Cell to Cryo-Save following its decision to terminate the license with Cryo-Cell. The year second half of the 2000s and especially 2008 saw a large number of acquisitions which transformed the Company into a global business.

Commercial activity

The Company started to store umbilical cord blood and cord tissue (Wharton's jelly) stem cells. This remains its core business still today but cord tissue is also offered in most countries. Cryo-Save currently performs collection, analysis, processing and cryogenic preservation of three sources of human adult stem cells:

  1. Hematopoietic stem cells obtained from the umbilical cord blood ("Cryocord")
  2. Mesenchymal stem cells obtained from the umbilical cord tissue ("Cryocord+")
  3. Mesenchymal stem cells obtained from adipose tissue

In May 2010, Cryo-Save launched an adipose tissue stem cell storage service, Cryo-Lip.


Cryo-Save currently has processing and storage facilities in Arabia, Belgium, Germany, India, South Africa, and formerly in the USA. Cryo-Save is also a member of Cord Blood Europe, a not-for-profit association of family cord blood banks in Europe, founded in 2009.


The following accreditations have been awarded to Cryo-Save labs:

  • Arabia: AABB, Clinical Operating License by the Center for Healthcare Planning & Quality
  • Belgium: F.A.G.G., ISO 9001:2008
  • Germany: Herstellungserlaubnis nach deutschem Arzneimittelgesetz Akkreditierung vom Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
  • India: ISO 9001:2008, WHO GMP, AABB
  • South Africa: The most recent Cryo-Save lab was opened in September 2011.
  • USA: AABB (No longer in use)
  • References

    Cryo-Save Wikipedia

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