Protect your family's future health by storing your newborn baby's cord blood and cord tissue stem cells

Future Health's Timeline

2013 - Future Health Biobank is the first private tissue bank in Switzerland to be awarded a Swissmedic license for the brand new Swiss laboratory for the storage of autologous and allogeneic stem cells from cord blood and cord tissue. The company becomes the only UK based private cord blood bank to own two fully functional processing and storage facilities in two different European countries.

2012 - Introduction of new service enabling the capture of stem cells from deciduous teeth.  Another new service is the collection of stem cells from liposuctions (adipose tissue MSCs) for potential future medical use. To celebrate 10 years as a pioneer in the collection and cryopreservation of stem cells, Future Health Biobank announces the opening of a second laboratory in Switzerland.

2011 - Future Health Biobank becomes Europe’s first accredited family stem cell bank, receiving a Blood Establishment Authorisation for handling adult blood from the MHRA. Director Roger Dainty is also honoured with an MBE for his services to scientific research and training.

2010 - Future Health becomes the first cord blood storage facility to receive the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Also in 2010, the company’s systems and processes are formally recognised with an accreditation for quality management.

2009 - Cord tissue storage is added to Future Health’s innovative services.

2008 - On-going investment into research to find the optimum cryopreservation methods which maintain stem cell viability. Investigations are made into stem cell expansion technologies.

2007 - Future Health banks its 10,000th stem cell sample.

2006 - We are again the first private cord blood bank to receive a full Human Tissue Authority (HTA) licence as a Human Tissue establishment according to UK and EU guidelines.

2004 - Future Health is the first private laboratory to receive a human tissue bank accreditation from the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

2003 - Future Health stores its first sample of cord blood stem cells in its brand new purpose-built cryogenic storage facility in Nottingham.

2002 – Following 3 years of international research and development, Future Health is established in Nottingham, UK, to process, test and store cord blood stem cell samples for families around the world. Construction of the laboratory facilities started soon after. At that time you would have been more likely to read about stem cell medicine in science fiction books than in daily newspapers and magazines.

Future Health's Advisory Board

Read more about Future Health's Advisory Board here.

Future Health Biobank's Director: Roger Dainty, MBE

Roger Dainty MBE of Wollaton near Nottingham has been a Consultant of Future Health Biobank1 since its foundation in 2002 and UK Director since 2006. He had previously pursued a successful career within the NHS and academia at the University of Nottingham Medical School, working in the field of Training in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Teaching and Research. This included winning funding for a highly successful programme to train young unemployed people as science technicians. Read more about his background and expertise here.