Isolation and preservation of fetal and neonatal hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells of the blood

  • US 6,461,645 B1
  • Filed: 05/16/1990
  • Issued: 10/08/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/12/1987
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A cryopreserved pharmaceutical composition comprising:

  • (a) viable human neonatal or fetal hematopoietic stem cells derived from the umbilical cord blood or placental blood of a single human collected at the birth of said human, in which said cells are present in an amount sufficient to effect hematopoietic reconstitution of a human adult;

    (b) an amount of cryopreservative sufficient for cryopreservation of said cells; and

    (c) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

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