Our Core Value : The Message from Founder
Europe Cord Blood Bank came to Taiwan in 1999 in search for partnership, and Purzer Pharmaceutical Company Limited was offered this collaboration opportunity.
During the site visit in Europe, I was moved by the idea that cord blood is “the first gift from God”, being capable of saving one's life thereafter. When I made another visit to the U.S., I found that the techniques in cord blood collection and cryogenic storage have been well developed there. Therefore, I decided to introduce this technology to Taiwan, thus founded HealthBanks Biotech Company Limited (HealthBanks).
Currently, life science industry is experiencing a time of unprecedented innovation; cell therapy will be the star of next decade. New treatments making use of cord blood, which involve no moral or ethical controversy, are bringing new hopes. Stem cells in cord blood are the most precious material for family members taking cell therapy .They are highly useful for treating over 70 diseases, including several forms of cancer. In the future, this number is very likely to increase given the number of ongoing clinical trials and research.
Cord blood cryogenic storage is a century-long investment, in order to provide premium-quality service to parents, we installed most advanced, automated processing, freezing and storage technology to deliver it. Moreover, we were strict to comply with our process to international standards by gaining all major accreditations.
With this successful business model of cord blood banking operation in Taiwan, we have further expanded our operation to HK, Macau, U.S.A and Thailand .We are the first Asian private cord blood bank to enter U.S. market, now offering global storage service to all promising parents. Through establishment of world-class regional based stem cell banking centers, we aim to be No.1 cord blood bank in the world by 2020.
In addition to providing cord blood storage service, HealthBanks has endeavored itself to conduct a series of studies on stem cell application in clinical use. I sincerely hope that HealthBanks can exemplify as a good business model to alleviate the threat of disease and develop new uses of medical technology advances for the benefit of society.
HK Chang Chairman
- HealthBanks Biotech Company Limited
- HealthBaby Biotech (Hong Kong) Company Limited
- Pacificord Biotech(CA,USA)
Why Choose HealthBanks?
1. Premium Quality
HealthBanks has installed state-of-art equipment in operating our laboratory . We are the first private cord blood bank in Taiwan to adopt advanced storage technology i.e. BioArchive system and multi-compartment blood bag. BioArchive system is the industry's leading liquid nitrogen (LN2) cryopreservation and storage system. HealthBanks, along with the world's leading public cord blood banks, uses the BioArchive system because it can preserve superior cell viability of stem cell and which is distinct from traditional cryopreservation systems. Compartment Molded Freezing Blood Bag Containers (TG compartment molded freezing bag) are specially designed to store cord blood and been approved by FDA. The advantage of this storage bag is its low rate of contamination due to damage-proof protection. The multi-partitioned design is efficient for handling a wide range of stem cell expansion application .
2. Compliance to International Standards
Located at the national medical center, our premium-quality lab not only benefits from nearby health care resources, but also meets the international standards. Our lab was accredited by all major institutions: American Association of Blood Bank Accreditation (AABB), the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), ISO 9001, ISO 17025 and ISO 15189. Moreover, our HLA Typing service won us 2008 National Biotechnology & Medical Care Quality Award-It’s the greatest award in biotechnology ever given to cord blood bank in Taiwan, R.O.C. After visiting our laboratory, all authorities and professionals from those accreditation institutions have expressed their satisfaction on the quality of our operation agreeing HealthBanks is one of the best cord blood banks in Taiwan.
3. Sustainable Management
Starting as a debt free company, HealthBanks have set up short, medium and long-term goals for ongoing progress so as to meet customers' wishes. It is our goal to develop HealthBanks as a financially secure and reliable company, striving for perfection through perpetual improvement on quality and service.
4. Global Group
Overall speaking, HealthBanks is the leading cord blood cryogenic storage company in Taiwan judged by its technology, equipment, facilities. Based in Taiwan, now we have established affiliates overseas, which include HealthBaby Biotech Company Limited(HK,Macau) ,Thai Healthbaby Biotech Company Limited (Thailand) and PacifiCord (CA,U.S.A)
5. Research &Development
Capitalizing the coming age of Biotechnology and the development in cell therapy, HealthBanks Company Limited has invited biotechnologists, doctors and pharmacologists to collaborate with experts from famous universities, medical institutions and insurance companies local and worldwide to establish our cord blood bank, devoting ourselves to developing advanced technology to save lives and serve our society. At the same time, we continue to collaborate with international organizations and experts to conduct clinical research and development on the uses of stem cells. Through cryogenically storing these cells present in cord blood, one of the most precious material of our body, we wish to alleviate the threats of diseases and contribute to our protection of human life in the 21 st century.
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine
HPV is a common virus that infects the skin and mucous membranes. There are about 100 types of HPV. Approximately 30 of those are spread through genital contact (typically sexual intercourse). About 12 "low-risk" types of HPV can cause genital warts. In addition, there are approximately 15 "high-risk" types of HPV that can cause cervical cancer. It is estimated that 80 percent of all women and 50 percent of men and women combined will get one or more types of "genital" HPV at some point in their lives. We are in process of filing for an investigational new drug application of HPV vaccine (IND) to start a Phase 1 clinical trial in the U.S for treatment and prevention of HPV.
- Vaccine Testing
Stem cells are not only useful when it comes to treating and curing diseases, but also useful in testing vaccines - vaccines that are used in the treatment and prevention of serious or deadly diseases. HealthBanks also participated in an ongoing research project that utilizes stem cells to test the potency of vaccines for human application.
- Cell Expansion
The success rate for stem cell transplants relates to several factors including the viability (how well the cell will function) of the stem cells, the HLA (DNA) match of the graft and the total number of viable cells that are infused to the patient. We are currently developing new methods to expand stem cells for use in bone marrow transplants.
6. Client-driven Services
Cord blood storage is intangible goods and its storage period could be up to 30~50 years or even longer. Healthbanks offers a contract which obligates company to ensure that our client’s stem cells will be viable in the future . Once your baby's cord blood has been processed , you'll receive a cell analysis report that details pertinent information regarding the stored unit: total volume of blood collected , cell count and cell viability of your stored cord blood. You'll also receive a unique number for the exact location of your stored cord blood in our storage system should your baby need it anytime. The contract and report are important documents to protect client’s right , HealthBanks insists on our philosophy of client-driven services, we put the documents into practice thoroughly.
Stem cells not only can be used to contribute to cure diseases like stroke, paralysis, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, but also enhance people's living quality by other applications such as remedying baldness or beautifying the skin. HealthBanks focuses on what truly matters-service your need and ensure future quality and viability of your baby's stem cells.