for the long haul

We know you want to make sure your newborn’s stem cells are safe, secure, and available in the future if you need them.

That’s why, in addition to world-class facilities, we provide expert teams to guide you every step of the way, from preservation to potential future use.

5 Ways Our Genetic Counselors Have Your Back

We want you to have peace of mind knowing that we’re here when you need us. Our team of experts will answer your questions and guide you through each step of the process. Here’s what you can expect.

  • 1.Medical History Answers

    Have a question about your family medical history as it pertains to newborn stem cells? Schedule a call with a Genetic Counselor.

  • 2.Our Newborn Possibilities Program

    We offer free newborn stem cell processing and five years of storage for families with a qualifying medical need. Think your family might qualify? Ask your CBR representative to connect you with our team of Genetic Counselors.

  • 3.High Quality Standards

    After you join and your cells are safely in our lab, we’ll make sure they adhere to our Quality Standards. If not, our expert team will contact you to discuss the results.

  • 4.The Family Health Registry Community

    CBR client families can participate in the Family Health Registry and receive a personalized research summary. Families who join are also the first to know about applicable clinical trials.

  • 5.Support When It Counts

    We've helped more than 600 families use their cord blood stem cells in a transplant or investigational use. Should a need arise, our team will work with the treating facility and safely release your cord blood sample, handling all the logistics.

Standards You Can Trust

Quality, transparency, and peace of mind are just as important to us as they are to you. Here are the ways we judge newborn stem cell quality and help protect your family’s investment.

Quality Standard

CBR’s Quality Standard

We test every cord blood sample for cell count, sterility, and viability—and alert you if the results fall below our parameters.

ActivCord™ Cord Tissue Test

Preserving cord tissue, too? We’ll evaluate its quality with ActivCord™, our innovative process that measures the health of your cord tissue sample.

Then we’ll store your cord tissue whole, keeping the precious mesenchymal stem cells (and others) intact—ensuring you have the most options science has to offer in the future.

Our Quality Service Guarantee

If your cord blood stem cells fail to engraft during transplantation, you’ll receive a full refund plus an additional $50,000. Our guarantee >

CBR’s Stem Cell Lab & Storage Facility

Historically free of natural disasters, our facility in Tucson, Arizona, helps ensure our families’ newborn stem cells will be protected from events like hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. We also own and operate our lab, which means we maintain complete control of processing and storage quality.

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Our State-of-the-Art Lab

We’ve invested millions of dollars to help ensure the long-term safety and viability of your newborn's stem cells, performing over 500,000 sample and equipment checks, and over 80,000 environmental and sample sterility tests, per year.

WE PROVIDEquality care

  • 750 kW diesel backup generator to power all critical systems

  • Two 9,000-gallon backup tanks of LN2 (liquid nitrogen)

  • Samples monitored 24/7 with regular temperature and environment checks

  • 80,000-square-foot facility with room to expand

  • Fast access to the Tucson International Airport (less than 1 mile!)

  • Bullet-resistant glass protecting the storage room