Stem cell transplants are lifesaving medical treatments. For anyone that has ever had a debilitating disease that required a stem cell transplant, they know how scary it can be. Young children and mature adults can all find themselves in desperate need of a stem cell transplant. For those in need, the wait for the stem cells to arrive can be excruciating as the stem cells hold the key to their future. discusses what exactly stem cells are and why they are important, “All of the blood cells in your body start out as young (immature) cells called hematopoietic stem cells. (Hematopoieticmeans blood-forming, and is pronounced he-muh-toe-poi-ET-ick.) Even though they are called stem cells, they are not the same as the embryos’ stem cells that are studied in cloning and other types of research. Here, the words stem cells refer to blood-forming stem cells. Stem cells mostly live in the bone marrow (the spongy center of certain bones), where they divide to make new blood cells. Once blood cells mature, they leave the bone marrow and enter the bloodstream. A small number of stem cells also get into the bloodstream. These are called peripheral blood stem cells. Stem cell transplants are used to restore the stem cells when the bone marrow has been destroyed by disease, chemotherapy (chemo), or radiation. Depending on the source of the stem cells, this procedure may be called a bone marrow transplant, a peripheral blood stem cell transplant, or a cord blood transplant. They can all be called hematopoietic stem cell transplants. Today hundreds of thousands of patients have had stem cell transplants. Transplant teams are better able to care for transplant patients and doctors know more about which patients are likely to have better results after transplant.”


Benefits of Micro Q Technologies

  • Active precision heating or cooling
  • Temperature LCD display resolution = 0.1° C
  • Temperature control range 0° C to 42° C
  • Rechargeable battery with integrated power supply
  • Ambient Temperature range -20° C to 50° C
  • Temperature holding duration 24+ hours to 168+ hours
  • Microprocessor controlled heat pump
  • Tamper resistant key switch
  • Temperature control resolution = 0.0625° C


Additional Stem Cell Shipping Device Benefits

Finding a stem cell donor match for a recipient can be a difficult task and, often, the donor and recipient do not live in the same location, or even the same state. When stem cells need to be transported, it is imperative that every precaution be taken to ensure that stem cells are protected and arrive in optimal condition for use. When shipping stem cells over long distances, they can encounter a number of potential hazards. From rough handling to delays or extreme changes in temperature, these hazards could pose dire risk to the stem cells that are so badly needed for a patient. It is of critical importance that a temperature sensitive stem cell shipping device be used to transport stem cells. The MicroQ iQ stem cell shipping device is controlled by a microprocessor and capable of active heating and cooling. Should it encounter extreme temperature swings or changes in ambient conditions, it can adapt to continuously maintain the desired temperature. Additionally, it is incredibly durable and can withstand any rough handling it may encounter. It is lightweight and reusable, which will help keep shipping costs down. It can be recharged, reprogrammed and used again, which eliminates the need for disposable shipping containers. The MicroQ iQ stem cell shipping device will protect its contents continuously to ensure that anxiously waiting patients receive the treatment they need.