Superior Stem Cell Processing

Your baby’s cord blood will be processed using our Advanced Suspension Method™. This method is a superior processing technology, which yields more healthy stem cells and reduces red blood cell contamination.

A Manual Processing Technique

Advanced Suspension Method™ is a manual processing technique, which results in higher accuracy and less cell damage than automated processing. This method also allows the lab technologists to customize the separation according to the specific speed of cell sedimentation no matter what the volume of blood.

The Benefits of Manual vs Automated Processing

Manual processing is significantly superior to automated processing, for two reasons:

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Your baby’s cord tissue will be processed using our TissueQES method, which provides a Quantitative Evaluation of stem cell Survival. The quality and quantity of your baby’s stem cells will be verified prior to long-term storage and you will receive a Photo ID verifying your baby’s stem cell growth.  Learn more about TissueQES processing.

MazeT5 Multi-Compartment Storage

MazeT5 preserves the unique stem cells from both your baby's cord blood & cord tissue into 5 equal and separate segments. This gives your family the most options for the future with the flexibility to use only a part of these valuable stem cells as needed.

FDA / NDA Approved Collection

We use the only FDA/NDA approved collection bag, which contains an anti-coagulant called Citrate Phosphate Dextrose (CPD). CPD is recommended and approved by the FDA as the preferred anticoagulant for blood collection.

A Heparin-free Collection Bag

Heparin is not recommended by the FDA or the transplant community. The use of Heparin as an anticoagulant with cord blood is discouraged because it begins to break down 12 hours after blood collection. This breakdown can lead to the formation of blood clots, which may render your baby’s cord blood unfit for processing.

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Medical Courier Service

Our medical courier is available 24/7, 365 days a year. They come straight to your hospital room and expedite the shipment to our processing lab. The cord blood arrives within 12-24 hours after pickup. Learn more

$50,000 Quality Guarantee

If your child’s cord blood is used in a stem cell transplant and fails to engraft, Maze will pay up to $50,000 to defray the cost of the procurement of an alternative stem cell source if medically indicated. Learn more

The Maze Cord Blood Advantage