Asia's largest private cord blood storage facility opens

Asia's largest private cord blood storage facility opened in Yishun on Thursday.

The facility which is run by Cordlife Group can store up to 650,000 units of cord blood.

It is also the first private facility in Asia to use the automated stem cell processing technology, known as Sepax 2.

This technology ensures that 99.9 percent of stem cells are recovered during processing, compared to the average 85 percent when the cord blood is processed manually.