Frequently Asked Questions
What does current research say about fat grafting with cryogenically preserved cells, stem cells, etc.?
New research is being published frequently. See our list of some of the most relevant articles.
How long can tissue be stored effectively?
The state of suspended animation created through cryopreservation maintains the potency of cells indefinitely.
What is the viability of cells after storage?
Cells stored through the procedures/processes we follow have a 90% rate of viability.
What if my office is not near your offices in Dallas, Texas?
You do not need to practice in Dallas in order to utilize BioLife Cell Bank. We typically receive cells for banking from anywhere in the United States via FedEx within 8-12 hours. The cell acquisition kit we provide keeps cells viable for approximately 48 hours after removal from the patient.
What do I have to do to send cells/tissue to you?
- If you aren’t already, become an approved BioLife Provider. Apply now.
- Contact us when you have a case scheduled. BioLife will walk you and/or your staff through each step, and will send you an acquisition kit (we refer to as a C.A.R.E. Kit) that includes everything you need to ship healthy cells to BioLife.
- Perform liposuction and send cells in C.A.R.E. Kit. (Cells do not need to be processed by physician before sending. Adipose tissue is sent “as is” by physician and BioLife Cell Bank does all purification/processing/preparation for preservation.)
What do I have to do to retrieve cells/tissue from you?
Contact us when you have a case scheduled and BioLife returns cells to you. (A lead time of one week is recommended.)
Are there any types of liposuction that I should or should not use for cell harvesting?
Only laser should not be used.
How much does it cost to become an approved BioLife Banking Physician?
There is no cost to physicians for the storage and processing of their patients’ cells.
Will I be compensated financially for utilizing your banking services for my patients?
If you opt to be a Medical Director with BioLife, your practice may be eligible for reimbursement.
What about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?
BioLife is registered with the FDA as a processing bank and is in full compliance with their regulations and guidance including current Good Tissue Practice (cGTP). Additionally, our acquisition kits comply with regulations regarding the transport of tissue across state and international lines and may be sent to and from BioLife Cell Bank and our providers throughout the United States and Canada.