Guaranteed Use of Next Generation Vapour Phase Storage Tanks
The latest, most advanced and safest technology in cryogenic storage. Eliminates the risk of contamination associated with liquid storage.
What is Vapour Phase Storage?
Vapour phase storage is a advanced cryogenic preservation technology which allows your baby’s cord blood samples to be suspended in liquid nitrogen vapour, rather than immersed in liquid. Healthcord is one of the first facilities in Canada to guarantee exclusive use of premium next-generation vapour phase storage for all cord blood and cord tissue samples.
What is the benefit of Vapour Phase Storage?
Older storage technologies use Liquid storage tanks where cord blood samples are submersed in the same liquid. If a micro-fissure develops in one of the bags, it can potentially contaminate all of the samples which are floating in the same liquid. Some laboratories attempt to reduce this risk by double-bagging their samples, but the risk still exists.
The latest storage technology uses specialized computer-controlled vapour phase tanks, where cord blood samples are suspended in liquid nitrogen vapour. This advanced technology essentially eliminates the risk of cross-infection from other samples, as they are not in direct contact with each other or the same storage liquid.
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