Being In Control of Your Health Journey: Biobanking
6 Min. Read | January 16, 2020
You can’t feel it happening, but at any given moment your cells are being used in certain parts of the body as a sort of automatic maintenance and repair system, regularly dividing to produce new tissue whenever needed. Among the most promising biological starting materials, and sometimes referred to as the body’s “master cells,” stem cells can develop into many specialized cell types to form the tissues and organs that carry out unique functions. Mounting research proves that their diverse regenerative capabilities can be harnessed to fight disease and repair damage. As a result, cells hold great promise for treating many diseases, including forms of age-related blindness, Parkinson’s disease, cancers, heart disease and more.
The problem is that our cells become less effective at fighting disease and less adaptable to becoming other cells as we age. Moreover, older cells are more likely to have abnormalities due to environmental and lifestyle factors or errors acquired by the cells during replication. The reality is, the healthiest cells you will ever have are the ones you have right now. Storing them now may enable you to more effectively fight disease in the future, using your younger, healthier cells instead of your older, more damaged cells with less utility.
In tandem, the direct-to-consumer (DTC) testing industry is creating greater awareness of genetic data’s value for managing health and predicting disease. But this information only shows you a fraction of your health story and rarely comes with an instruction manual. The industry lacks a truly actionable service that not only provides comprehensive knowledge into your health, but also empowers you to take control of it.
This is what it means to be in control of your health journey, and that’s where we come in.
Setting the personal biobanking standard
By backing up your starting materials, GoodCell is setting a new standard of self-care today for a healthier future. We’re inspired every day by the scientific breakthroughs advancing today’s medicine. Blood stem cell research is growing rapidly, as are our knowledge and capabilities using another type of stem cell (iPSCs) easily made from cells GoodCell stores. We believe new and emerging research will help us treat diseases in ways we can only dream about now, and we are harnessing that passion to help prepare you to take advantage of those opportunities, should you need them.
Leveraging the best science, our technology provides health indicators that drive a comprehensive and proactive approach to self-care. Unlike many other genetic testing services that rely on saliva swabs, GoodCell safely and securely extracts three key components from your blood – DNA, plasma and blood stem cells along with other nucleated blood cells. We then give you access to your own personalized, interactive dashboard for ongoing health monitoring.
We empower members to:
- Better understand the diseases or issues to which you may be predisposed;
- Gain a more comprehensive view of the actual markers of health in your blood and how they change over time, so you can detect and even preempt disease; and,
- Safeguard for the future by storing cells that could one day save you or a loved one.
Moving at the pace of science
As the most comprehensive, end-to-end personal biobanking company across cell storage, genetic testing, blood- and plasma-based analysis and medical insights, we’re well positioned to offer a complete solution that measures health overtime with actionable health indicators to track and improve outcomes. GoodCell was founded on the belief that medical science will continue to progress. New and emerging research continues to prove that cells are essential starting material for the treatments of tomorrow, and that DNA and plasma are the critical information sources to better monitor and track health risk. As such, it is our promise to innovate at the pace of science to ensure our members – you – are equipped with the knowledge and materials needed to take full advantage of all your health options – including those yet to come.
What’s your next-best-action?
Fueled by the promise of stem cell therapy, the proliferation of personal biobanking has created more opportunities to differentiate than ever before. We know you’re seeking a clearer picture about your health and demanding actionable insight into your current and future self. You’re also buying into the idea that your health isn’t something static – a snapshot in time – nor something that should be checked only periodically. Rather, it’s something that you want to track and monitor regularly to help catch changes proactively.
GoodCell’s state-of-the-art biobanking infrastructure ensures your cells are at their best when you need them the most. Beyond storage, we deliver unprecedented insights about your health through our interactive dashboard, displaying data about all aspects of your health through genetic reporting and blood analysis. What’s more, we’re giving you a private platform to engage with your healthcare provider directly and take steps to protect your health together.
Are you ready to take control of your health journey? Preserve your cells today.