How do I perform the Collection Procedure?
AdiCyte provides your practice with two types of collection kits. Our kits feature sterile components and medical grade foam for temperature stability during shipment.
60 cc Stem Cell Collection Kit
Our 60cc kit contains 6, 10cc syringes and is designed for smaller volume collections primarily intended for stem cell banking. Collection is routinely performed as an additional volume, at the same time harvest is being performed for fat transfer. Fat composition varies from patient to patient and a 60cc collection results in storage of 1 cryobag containing 20-25 cc of stem cell enriched tissue for use in tissue engineering or regenerative medicine. Although 60cc is desired, a minimum of 20cc [2 syringes] is required.
240 cc Stem Cell PLUS Collection Kit
Our large, 240cc kit features 4, 60cc syringes and is designed for larger volume collections for stem cell banking and use in cosmetics, augmentation or reconstruction. Syringe collection is performed through a luer lokâ„¢ connection to a canister with filter [standard procedure for fat transfer] after liposuction. For procedures such as abdominoplasty, brachioplasty or breast reduction, liposuction or cannula collection should take place prior to surgical removal of tissue. A 240cc collection results in storage of 1 cryobag containing 20-25 cc of stem cell enriched tissue for use in tissue engineering or regenerative medicine PLUS four 30cc bags for use in cosmetics or other procedures. This will provide, on average, 20cc of enriched tissue per usage. We are not able to provide smaller volume requests at this time.
Does it matter which type of liposuction approach is used?
Yes. Minimal damage to adipocytes is best and most liposuction devices and approaches are fine for storage. Laser assisted liposuction, however, can cause damage to the tissue and cells, so for providers who use laser liposuction, e.g. SmartLipo, the collection of tissue for banking should take place with any other method prior to use of laser, including tumescent or syringe with microcannula depending on the desired volume for cryopreservation.
Note: According to their website, VASER-harvested fat is "optimized for subsequent fat grafting".
Does the collection kit need a cold pack for shipment?
No. Adicyte's kits are constructed with medical grade foam that provides temperature stability during shipment. In the body, the cells are naturally maintained at 98.6 degrees, so ambient temperature during shipment is fine.
How do I arrange for collection pickup?
Our helpful AdiCyte Tissue Collection Kit instruction PDF has Courier Pickup Instructions for your staff to follow.
AdiCyte's laboratory processes tissue Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and we use FedEx Priority Overnight which guarantees delivery by 10:30 a.m. the next day Monday through Saturday. If your tissue is going to be shipped for processing or receiving on Saturday and Sunday, additional FedEx and courier fees may apply. Additional fees also apply for FedEx Same Day and FedEx First Overnight (by 8 a.m.). Please contact AdiCyte's Customer Service Team at 888-262-0387 for specific costs in your area.