Next Biosciences

Next Biosciences was established in 2005 and is a South African based human stem cell and tissue biobank, with operations extending across Africa.

Next Biosciences currently offers the following services for private clients:

  • Umbilical cord blood and tissue stem cell processing, testing and cryogenic storage
  • Adipose tissue stem cell isolation, culturing, testing and cryogenic storage
  • Semen processing, testing and cryogenic storage

Next Biosciences also offers the following services for the public:

  • Amniotic membrane - production of lyophilized and cryopreserved biological dressings
  • Cord blood serum eye drop production
  • Aortic and Pulmonary Heart valve cryopreservation and storage

The amniotic membrane, cord blood serum eye drops and heart valves are all collected from human donors in collaboration with transplant units and relevant tissue banks. These services are housed under Netcells Biobank NPC (a not-for-profit company).

Operating in a regulatory vacuum has been Next Biosciences' biggest challenge in the industry. In order to be a credible institution, we opted for accreditation by the AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) for our cord blood services, which we achieved successfully. We are currently undergoing further ISO accreditation to cover general GLP and GMP standards for our other products and services.

Next Biosciences is motivated to build a credible African Biobank for human tissue and cellular services.

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Next Biosciences

Address:Gateway Creek
Ariane Avenue
International Business Gateway
Cnr New Road and 6th Road
Telephone:011 697 2900