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Find out more about storing tooth stem cells with BioEden

Stem cell therapy is emerging as a revolutionary new way to treat disease and injury, with wide-ranging medical benefits. It works by introducing stem cells into an area where the normal cells have lost their function due to disease or damage. The stem cells then replace or repair the damaged cells and restore normal function.

Getting started

How do I enroll?

BioEden offers a simple 3 step process to enroll

How much does it cost?

See our tooth stem cell harvesting and storage prices here

What do I do when my child’s tooth becomes loose?

As soon as you’ve enrolled with BioEden, we’ll send you a collection kit containing all the instructions and information you’ll need to help preserve the tooth stem cells.

Tooth Collection

Can you send teeth through the mail?

Yes, please follow the assembly and shipping instructions included with your information pack.

What do I do when my child’s tooth becomes loose?

As soon as you’ve enrolled with BioEden, we’ll send you a collection kit containing all the instructions and information you’ll need to help preserve the tooth stem cells.

Storage & Retrieval

What temperature are dental stem cells stored at?

Once extracted from the tooth pulp and tested for viability, the stem cells are stored at -320° F

What happens if I need access to the tooth stem cells?

You will need to complete a form to request the cells and a second form will be required from the consignee (person/center receiving the cells). The consignee will be responsible for collecting the cells.

What happens if I stop paying the service fees?

We reserve the right to remove the cells from storage.

What do you do with my child’s tooth stem cells over the years?

We store the cells on the registered child’s behalf, and we continue to do so for as long as you maintain your contract with us.

How long is the sample stored?

Your tooth stem cell sample is stored for as long as you maintain your contract with us.

How do you guarantee my child’s cells are secure and all the information I give you is confidential?

Our laboratory is secure and under limited access. As soon as we receive your order, we allocate you with a unique customer reference number featuring your child’s name and date of birth. All our procedures are regulated by the FDA.

Where will the tooth cells be stored?

Your tooth stem cells will be stored securely at two separate locations. This provides extra insurance to you that your sample will not be destroyed by a man made or natural event.

Can I donate the cells?

When you enrol for the BioEden service, you will be offered the opportunity to consent to donate any excess tooth stem cells. BioEden will provide these cells to leading academic and clinical research centres to help further the progression of this technology to useful clinical applications. BioEden will only provide cells to researchers that have full ethical approval for their research and will be guided by our Advisory team as to the most appropriate research to support. The cells will be donated in accordance with strict regulatory guidelines and anonymity of the donor will be strictly assured at all times.

Donation of cells is an entirely opt in service. If you choose not to give consent to donate, BioEden will simply store the cells for your child.

What is the tooth stem cell collection process?

Don’t wait until your child starts to lose their teeth before you make your decision. Enroll now and follow our simple 3 step process to ensure you’re immediately prepared to safely return the teeth to our nearest laboratory.

Always ensure that your child brushes their teeth regularly, (at least twice a day) and uses a mouthwash.

Step 1 – Tooth Collection

Enroll with us, and we will send you a tooth collection kit. The tooth collection kit includes easy to follow instructions. Please read these prior to the tooth falling out or being extracted. The time immediately after the tooth has fallen out or has been extracted is critical.

Carefully following the instructions, the tooth must be placed and packaged in the collection box provided. You then contact us, and we arrange for the kit to be shipped and received at the BioEDEN laboratory within 48 hours to maximize chances of a successful isolation of the valuable tooth stem cells.

Step 2 – Stem Cell Isolation

When the tooth is received at the laboratory, our scientists work swiftly to collect the cellular material. Once the cells are isolated, we confirm the health and viability of the tooth stem cells.

Step 3 – Tooth Cell Storage

Once we have a guaranteed number of viable, uncontaminated dental stem cells, suitable for healthy growth and future treatment, they are cryogenically stored for your family’s future. Every cell batch is divided into two separate samples, then cryopreserved and stored in separate locations for additional insurance.

We are the only tooth cell bank in the US to store your cells in two different facilities for complete peace of mind. Our patented process allows us to keep these valuable dental stem cells stored well into the adult life of the donor. This secures the potential for the treatment of illness and disease at a time when they are needed most.

We understand your continued interest in your investment, so we continually update all our customers on the latest advances in the field of stem cell research and application. We also regularly check all our processes to ensure we constantly maintain standards and operate within stringent regulatory guidelines.

BioEden Process

What makes BioEden Different?

BioEden are the world’s first and only specialist tooth stem cell bank. We pioneered the science of extracting stem cells from teeth and our simple process is unique and patented.

Some companies simply store the tooth, whilst others store the dental pulp. At BioEden we go a step further, extracting the stem cells from the pulp and are the only company to thoroughly test the stem cells for viability before storing them. This ensures the best possible chance of the stem cells being usable when you need them.

Why settle for anything less than the best?

What happens if you cannot extract any tooth stem cells?

We will send you a letter immediately informing you that the process has been unsuccessful. If your child still has viable teeth left, we will complete the process again free as part of our service.

Where can I get an information pack?

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What if my child has no more viable teeth?

If we have failed to isolate any tooth stem cells from your child’s tooth, and we verified there are no more viable teeth left in the child’s mouth, we will refund you in full less $250 to cover the costs of postage and packing.

Do you inform me after freezing my child’s tooth stem cells?

Yes, we send you a certificate verifying your child’s tooth stem cells have been successfully stored.

Who owns my child’s tooth stem cells?

Ownership of the child’s tooth stem cells belongs to the parent or legal guardian until the child’s 18th birthday. Then full ownership is passed to the donor.

How long does it take for my child’s tooth cells to be frozen?

We will isolate the cells from the tooth within 24 hours of receiving it. Upon a successful isolation following our stringent procedures and within US Food and Drug Administration guidelines, we will cryogenically store the cells under your unique customer reference number your unique sample tracking number. The entire BioEden process should take 12-21 days.

Can I send any of my child’s teeth that have fallen out?

There are 12 usable teeth. Those are the Central Incisors; Lateral Incisors; and Canines. These are the top front six teeth and the lower front six teeth. There’ll be a diagram identifying these in your collection kit. However we accept molars if all others are already lost.

What happens if my child’s tooth falls out before the collection kit arrives?

Simply place the tooth in a cup of milk in the refrigerator. If you haven’t already enrolled, call us on 1-888-315-3843 to complete your registration process and provide payment in full. We will then arrange for the collection kit to be sent to you within 24 hours. If you’ve enrolled already, call us on 1-888-315-3843 to find out how soon your collection kit will arrive.

Can I donate the cells?

When you enrol for the BioEden service, you will be offered the opportunity to consent to donate any excess tooth stem cells. BioEden will provide these cells to leading academic and clinical research centres to help further the progression of this technology to useful clinical applications. BioEden will only provide cells to researchers that have full ethical approval for their research and will be guided by our Advisory team as to the most appropriate research to support. The cells will be donated in accordance with strict regulatory guidelines and anonymity of the donor will be strictly assured at all times.

Donation of cells is an entirely opt in service. If you choose not to give consent to donate, BioEden will simply store the cells for your child.

What is the tooth stem cell collection process?

Don’t wait until your child starts to lose their teeth before you make your decision. Enroll now and follow our simple 3 step process to ensure you’re immediately prepared to safely return the teeth to our nearest laboratory.

Always ensure that your child brushes their teeth regularly, (at least twice a day) and uses a mouthwash.

Step 1 – Tooth Collection

Enroll with us, and we will send you a tooth collection kit. The tooth collection kit includes easy to follow instructions. Please read these prior to the tooth falling out or being extracted. The time immediately after the tooth has fallen out or has been extracted is critical.

Carefully following the instructions, the tooth must be placed and packaged in the collection box provided. You then contact us, and we arrange for the kit to be shipped and received at the BioEDEN laboratory within 48 hours to maximize chances of a successful isolation of the valuable tooth stem cells.

Step 2 – Stem Cell Isolation

When the tooth is received at the laboratory, our scientists work swiftly to collect the cellular material. Once the cells are isolated, we confirm the health and viability of the tooth stem cells.

Step 3 – Tooth Cell Storage

Once we have a guaranteed number of viable, uncontaminated dental stem cells, suitable for healthy growth and future treatment, they are cryogenically stored for your family’s future. Every cell batch is divided into two separate samples, then cryopreserved and stored in separate locations for additional insurance.

We are the only tooth cell bank in the US to store your cells in two different facilities for complete peace of mind. Our patented process allows us to keep these valuable dental stem cells stored well into the adult life of the donor. This secures the potential for the treatment of illness and disease at a time when they are needed most.

We understand your continued interest in your investment, so we continually update all our customers on the latest advances in the field of stem cell research and application. We also regularly check all our processes to ensure we constantly maintain standards and operate within stringent regulatory guidelines.

In depth

Autologous vs Allogeneic?

BioEden only offers the storage of cells for 100% autologous use. An autologous stem cell transplant uses the patient’s own stem cells. Advantages over Allogeneic stem cell transplant includes; no immune reaction or tissue rejection of the cells, no immunosuppressive therapy needed and significantly reduced risk of transmission of communicable diseases.

What is the tooth stem cell collection process?

Don’t wait until your child starts to lose their teeth before you make your decision. Enroll now and follow our simple 3 step process to ensure you’re immediately prepared to safely return the teeth to our nearest laboratory.

Always ensure that your child brushes their teeth regularly, (at least twice a day) and uses a mouthwash.

Step 1 – Tooth Collection

Enroll with us, and we will send you a tooth collection kit. The tooth collection kit includes easy to follow instructions. Please read these prior to the tooth falling out or being extracted. The time immediately after the tooth has fallen out or has been extracted is critical.

Carefully following the instructions, the tooth must be placed and packaged in the collection box provided. You then contact us, and we arrange for the kit to be shipped and received at the BioEDEN laboratory within 48 hours to maximize chances of a successful isolation of the valuable tooth stem cells.

Step 2 – Stem Cell Isolation

When the tooth is received at the laboratory, our scientists work swiftly to collect the cellular material. Once the cells are isolated, we confirm the health and viability of the tooth stem cells.

Step 3 – Tooth Cell Storage

Once we have a guaranteed number of viable, uncontaminated dental stem cells, suitable for healthy growth and future treatment, they are cryogenically stored for your family’s future. Every cell batch is divided into two separate samples, then cryopreserved and stored in separate locations for additional insurance.

We are the only tooth cell bank in the US to store your cells in two different facilities for complete peace of mind. Our patented process allows us to keep these valuable dental stem cells stored well into the adult life of the donor. This secures the potential for the treatment of illness and disease at a time when they are needed most.

We understand your continued interest in your investment, so we continually update all our customers on the latest advances in the field of stem cell research and application. We also regularly check all our processes to ensure we constantly maintain standards and operate within stringent regulatory guidelines.

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are of significant scientific interest and the subject of an ever increasing amount of research aiming to apply stem cells as medical therapies for the regeneration of human tissue. Stem cells are specialized cells which have the ability to replicate and transform into a range of different tissue and organ specific cell types. Stem cell therapy involves the delivery of cells to augment, replace or initiate the production of essential molecules or matrix from cells that are missing or damaged due to disease, aging or trauma. Currently, the most common forms of cell therapy include blood and platelet transfusions and bone marrow transplants.

Bone marrow transplantation is a well established medical procedure successfully employed in the treatment of a variety of cancers and other serious diseases. This work was pioneered at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center from the 1950s through the 1970s and led by Dr. E. Donnall Thomas, whose work was later recognized with a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990. According to the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry, over 45,000 bone marrow and other hematopoietic (blood) stem cell transplant procedures were performed worldwide in 2002.

This has led many researchers to believe that stem cells have tremendous promise in the treatment of diseases other than those currently addressed by stem cell therapies. Researchers have reported progress in the development of new therapies utilizing stem cells for the treatment of cancer, neurological, immunological, genetic, cardiac, pancreatic, liver and degenerative diseases.

The success of current and emerging stem cell therapies is dependent on the presence of a rich and abundant source of stem cells. Umbilical cord blood is a source for one type of stem cell. The practice of cord blood collection has grown information about the potential therapeutic value of stem cells has become more widely known and accepted, following the first successful cord blood transplant performed in 1988.

Whilst cord blood is a rich source of hematopoietic stem cells, it does not contain significant quantities of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs are multipotent cells (cells that can give rise to diverse cell types in response to appropriate environmental cues). They have been shown to differentiate into bone cells (osteoblasts), fat cells ( adipocytes), liver cells (hepatocytes) and cartilage cells (chondrocytes) as well as muscle cells (myocytes) and nerve cells (neurons). This means they have enormous potential for future therapeutic use.

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