Cell banking is the process of collecting, freezing and storing cells for future use. At Acorn, we bank your own cells, collected non-invasively via hair follicles.

More specifically, cryopreservation is the method of preserving biological material like cells, tissues, or organs for future use by freezing it at very low temperatures (-190° C). The process involves a controlled-rate freezer to protect the cells from damage and crystallization.  Freezing cells at these low temperatures stops the aging process, preserves the integrity of cells, and protects them from external environmental factors.

Cryopreservation can safely and reliably preserve cells indefinitely, which means you’ll be able to benefit from future medical innovation for years to come.

You can learn more about biobanking by visiting our blog.