Smart Cells International (SCI) is the UK's first private bank for cord blood and tissue storage. SCI is licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) to handle cord blood and tissue samples. SCI has been operating since 2000 and is the most experienced private laboratory across the UK.
SCI has the highest number of released samples for therapeutic use among all private banks in the UK. Those released samples have been successfully used in many life-saving stem cell transplants for children suffering from Thalassemia, Leukemia, Cerebral Palsy, HSV Encephalitis and NMDA Receptor Antibody Encephalitis in many centers around the world such as Duke University in USA, and other qualified centers in UK, Germany, India and Singapore.
Leading the way by using state of the art technology, SCI is the most innovative company in the field. SCI only uses its own laboratories for processing using Biosafe Sepax equipment for automated volume reduction of cord blood as this is the preferred method for all public banks in the United Kingdom and around the world.
Located close to Heathrow Airport, SCI has stored more than 60 000 umbilical cord blood samples for clients from over 70 countries around the world.
Currently, SCI has the best credit score rating when compared to other banks in the UK.