Step 1: Tooth Collection – You place the tooth in the collection box we provide. (CAREFULLY FOLLOWING ALL INSTRUCTIONS!)
When your child’s tooth falls out all you have to do is put it in to fresh milk in the storage container along with frozen gel packs. Pop it in the collection box and save it securely shut. The kit is then ready for delivery to our lab.
Step 2: Stem Cell Isolation – When we receive the tooth all the cells are isolated. We confirm the current health and viability of these cells.
Step 3: Tooth Cell Storage – We cryopreserve the tooth cells for your future use.
The sample is then divided into four cryo – tubes and each part is stored in a seperate location in our cryo-genic system. This means that even in the unlikely event of a problem with one of our storage units, there will be another sample available for use. The cells are preserved in liquid nitrogen at a temperature -196oC. This preserves the cells and maintains their potential potency.
TIME IS CRITICAL The first 48 hours after the tooth is out of the mouth are critical. The tooth must be prepared, packaged and shipped and received at our laboratory as soon as possible.