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We're invested in the future of families

Built upon the pillars of innovation, access, and connection, Generate has already helped grow and protect nearly 1 million families around the world.

Between life and science is opportunity.

Industry leaders

While our companies make us the largest family-focused life sciences company in the world, it is our partnership with doctors, scientists, and parents that have made Generate the industry leader.

75K+
Babies Born
500+
Employees
8
Locations
900K+
Newborn Stem Cell Units
Our Services

Service highlights

  • The #1 sperm and egg bank recommended by physicians
  • Largest catalogs in the industry, with 500+ sperm donors and 380+ egg donors
  • 1,200+ IVF clinics served annually
  • FDA registered, AATB-accredited, and licensed in multiple states
  • Exclusive U.S. Distributor of the world’s leading vitrification devices

With 50% market share in the premium donor sperm market, California Cryobank has one of the most stringent qualification processes in the industry. The addition of Donor Egg Bank USA (in 2016), NW Cryobank, and Kitazato USA make Generate one of the largest reproductive services companies in the world.

Together they have helped create nearly 100,000 families and are fulfilling an increasing demand with the substantial growth of single parenting by choice, LGBTQ+ families, and couples having children later in life.

Sperm Customers

(per year)

Eggs Shipped

(per year)

Our reproductive brands

Service highlights

  • #1 newborn stem cell bank recommended by OB/GYNs and expectant parents
  • One of the largest, most technologically advanced newborn stem cell banks
  • State-of-the-art 80,000 sq. ft laboratory
  • 900,000+ newborn stem cell units

Since the company’s founding in 1992, CBR (Cord Blood Registry) has become the #1 newborn stem cell bank in the country. Constantly evolving and always at the forefront of technical innovations, CBR is dedicated to providing stem cell services that give families access to regenerative medicine treatments available today and in the future.

Our newborn stem cell brand

Service highlights

  • Partnership with one of the largest clinical genomics laboratories in the world, Sema4
  • Early detection of 200+ conditions through advanced DNA sequencing technology
  • Analyzes and predicts a child's responsiveness or sensitivity to 40+ medications
  • Provides actionable insights for parents

Powered by Sema4™, ReadyGen is an innovative and advanced pediatric screening test that empowers parents to further protect their children by delivering clinically actionable and personalized health insights. ReadyGen analyzes DNA for early detection and allows for early intervention of serious conditions that can affect children even before they have symptoms.

ReadyGen can also predict responses to 40+ medications that may be prescribed during childhood. This test helps a child’s physician choose medications tailored to a child’s unique genetic profile.

Our genetic brand

Service highlights

  • Generate/California Cryobank became the exclusive US distributor for Kitazato in Q3 2018
  • Kitazato USA doubled sales in year one through inventory management, industry relationships, and premium customer service
  • Kitazato USA currently supplies over 200 clinics and maintains roughly 25% of the US market
  • Kitazato USA supplies vitrification and thawing media to every frozen egg bank in the US

Kitazato USA by Generate Life Sciences is the exclusive distributor of Kitazato products in the US, offering a range of FDA compliant medical devices specially designed for the American market. Kitazato is the innovator of the advanced Cryotop® Method vitrification technique. After more than a decade on the market, the Cryotop® Method has been applied in over 1,500,000 clinical cases in over 90 countries and 2,200 assisted reproduction centers. Hundreds of scientific publications certify the Method’s impressive results.

Our medical devices brand

Service highlights

  • HIPAA compliant hosting
  • Application and process customization
  • Runs through clinic or agency website
  • Optimizes team workflow for efficiency, consistency, and accuracy

Established in 2006, DonorApplication.com is used by fertility clinics to manage donor applications, donor eligibility, and recipient search/matching. Our product is specific to IVF clinics and donor agencies, assisting them in their efforts to recruit, screen, and match donors by providing software that automates the process.

Our Healthcare Technology Brand


Service highlights

  • The #1 sperm and egg bank recommended by physicians
  • Largest catalogs in the industry, with 500+ sperm donors and 380+ egg donors
  • 1,200+ IVF clinics served annually
  • FDA registered, AATB-accredited, and licensed in multiple states
  • Exclusive U.S. Distributor of the world’s leading vitrification devices

With 50% market share in the premium donor sperm market, California Cryobank has one of the most stringent qualification processes in the industry. The addition of Donor Egg Bank USA (in 2016), NW Cryobank, and Kitazato USA make Generate one of the largest reproductive services companies in the world.

Together they have helped create nearly 100,000 families and are fulfilling an increasing demand with the substantial growth of single parenting by choice, LGBTQ+ families, and couples having children later in life.

Sperm Customers

(per year)

Eggs Shipped

(per year)

Our reproductive brands

Service highlights

  • #1 newborn stem cell bank recommended by OB/GYNs and expectant parents
  • One of the largest, most technologically advanced newborn stem cell banks
  • State-of-the-art 80,000 sq. ft laboratory
  • 900,000+ newborn stem cell units

Since the company’s founding in 1992, CBR (Cord Blood Registry) has become the #1 newborn stem cell bank in the country. Constantly evolving and always at the forefront of technical innovations, CBR is dedicated to providing stem cell services that give families access to regenerative medicine treatments available today and in the future.

Newborn Stem Cell Units Stored

(per year)

Our newborn stem cell brand

Service highlights

  • Partnership with one of the largest clinical genomics laboratories in the world, Sema4
  • Early detection of 200+ conditions through advanced DNA sequencing technology
  • Analyzes and predicts a child's responsiveness or sensitivity to 40+ medications
  • Provides actionable insights for parents

Powered by Sema4™, ReadyGen is an innovative and advanced pediatric screening test that empowers parents to further protect their children by delivering clinically actionable and personalized health insights. ReadyGen analyzes DNA for early detection and allows for early intervention of serious conditions that can affect children even before they have symptoms.

ReadyGen can also predict responses to 40+ medications that may be prescribed during childhood. This test helps a child’s physician choose medications tailored to a child’s unique genetic profile.

Our genetic brand

Service highlights

  • Generate/California Cryobank became the exclusive US distributor for Kitazato in Q3 2018
  • Kitazato USA doubled sales in year one through inventory management, industry relationships, and premium customer service
  • Kitazato USA currently supplies over 200 clinics and maintains roughly 25% of the US market
  • Kitazato USA supplies vitrification and thawing media to every frozen egg bank in the US

Kitazato USA by Generate Life Sciences is the exclusive distributor of Kitazato products in the US, offering a range of FDA compliant medical devices specially designed for the American market. Kitazato is the innovator of the advanced Cryotop® Method vitrification technique. After more than a decade on the market, the Cryotop® Method has been applied in over 1,500,000 clinical cases in over 90 countries and 2,200 assisted reproduction centers. Hundreds of scientific publications certify the Method’s impressive results.

Our medical devices brand

Service highlights

  • HIPAA compliant hosting
  • Application and process customization
  • Runs through clinic or agency website
  • Optimizes team workflow for efficiency, consistency, and accuracy

Established in 2006, DonorApplication.com is used by fertility clinics to manage donor applications, donor eligibility, and recipient search/matching. Our product is specific to IVF clinics and donor agencies, assisting them in their efforts to recruit, screen, and match donors by providing software that automates the process.

Our Healthcare Technology Brand

Our story

Growing and protecting healthy families for 40+ years.

Dr. Sims and Dr. Rothman establish California Cryobank (under the name Donor Sperm Bank) providing frozen donor sperm services and private tissue cryopreservation for patients dealing with infertility. LEARN MORE

1977

Tom Moore launches Cord Blood Registry. Tuscon, Arizona is chosen as its location due to its lack of natural disasters. LEARN MORE

1992

California Cryobank launches a stem cell services company called FamilyCord.

1997

California Cryobank acquires Park Avenue Fertility LTD.

2008

FamilyCord acquires VistaCord.

2009

Cord Blood Registry pioneers the innovative process of storing cord tissue, a rich source of invaluable mesenchymal stem cells that can be used in regenerative medicine. LEARN MORE

2010

Donor Egg Bank USA is founded by Heidi Hayes and Michael Levy, MD, quickly becoming the industry leader in pregnancy success rates. LEARN MORE

2011

FamilyCord acquires CORDBANC USA.

2012

FamilyCord acquires Cord/Track.

2013

FamilyCord acquires LifeLine.

2014

FamilyCord acquires CORDON DE VIDA.

California Cryobank acquires Donor Egg Bank USA, accelerating its growth and establishing California Cryobank as the largest frozen donor gamete bank in the world. LEARN MORE

2016

California Cryobank acquires NW Cryobank. LEARN MORE

FamilyCord acquires Southern Cord.

FamilyCord acquires CryoSource.

FamilyCord acquires Cord Blood America.

2018

California Cryobank enters the medical device space with an exclusive distribution deal with Kitazato. LEARN MORE

GI Partners acquires California Cryobank and CBR, forming a Life Sciences Company serving clients from pre-conception to birth.

California Cryobank enters the web-based healthcare services industry by acquiring DonorApplication.com, an online platform that provides tools for managing egg donor applicants to over one hundred IVF clinics and agencies across the United States. LEARN MORE

2019

Cord Blood Registry acquires Evercord.

CBR launches ReadyGen post-birth genetic services in partnership with Sema4. LEARN MORE

Dedicated to helping people grow and protect their family's future, all companies unite under Generate Life Sciences, the world-leader leader in reproductive, newborn stem cell and genetic services.

2020
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In the news

Could donor #2065 be my father? He was an Eagle Scout who had passed calculus and spoke some Mandarin. I was determined to meet him.

Donor Egg Bank USA was the first fertility practice to send vitrified eggs to other clinics successfully. As soon as doctors started using vitrification, the success rate for pregnancies and births from donated eggs increased dramatically.

[For our clients], it’s much more about who is this person, not just what is this person.

Hundreds of thousands of egg retrievals are performed around the world yearly. The new technique of ‘vitrification’ has made avenues of assisted reproduction safer, cheaper, more efficient, and easier to access.

Dear Sperm Donor 14659, Happy Father’s Day, and thank you…with your generous genetic composition, I gave birth to a healthy, smart, beautiful and hilariously tenacious little angel who is curious about the world.

Finding an egg donor is a challenge in Canada. For those of South Asian descent, it's even harder.

California Cryobank has been at the forefront of LGBTQ+ family formation for decades, embracing our community before others in assisted reproductive technology were ready to step up.

A path to parenthood for gay couples like Luis and me is a reality and a social need. Curiously, when we explained that we wanted to be parents of a baby born with our genes, everyone asked why we did not adopt.

At the time, I wasn’t in a relationship. I thought, ‘What would it look like if I had kids on my own?’ That felt a little bit scary, but there wasn’t a huge reason to wait.

We often will do egg freezing before someone starts chemotherapy, because chemotherapy can wipe out and affect the quality of their eggs down the road…it’s almost like insurance backup plan.

In the United States, egg sales are not taxed because they are part of medical treatment. It should be the same in Canada.

After the births of my babies in the ’70s, the umbilical cord was trashed. But these days the blood inside can be preserved in a bank. It contains stem cells with the potential to save the lives of patients with leukemia, lymphoma or sickle cell disease.

A technique using umbilical cord blood stem cells could be a promising new approach for repair of cleft palate in infants.

 

The trial’s first phase showed promising results for the children with autism who participated in the study. About 70% of the children improved getting their own cord blood.

We're going to inject stem cells into the right ventricle [of the heart]. The hope is that this will delay or even prevent heart failure in this subset of patients.

The goal was to see whether a transfusion of their own umbilical cord blood stem cells could help treat their autism. The results were impressive: more than two-thirds of the children showed reported improvements.

The improvement in the heart’s ability to pump blood was also four times greater in the stem cell patients, in comparison with the control group, after 12 months.

Could donor #2065 be my father? He was an Eagle Scout who had passed calculus and spoke some Mandarin. I was determined to meet him.

Donor Egg Bank USA was the first fertility practice to send vitrified eggs to other clinics successfully. As soon as doctors started using vitrification, the success rate for pregnancies and births from donated eggs increased dramatically.

[For our clients], it’s much more about who is this person, not just what is this person.

Hundreds of thousands of egg retrievals are performed around the world yearly. The new technique of ‘vitrification’ has made avenues of assisted reproduction safer, cheaper, more efficient, and easier to access.

Dear Sperm Donor 14659, Happy Father’s Day, and thank you…with your generous genetic composition, I gave birth to a healthy, smart, beautiful and hilariously tenacious little angel who is curious about the world.

Finding an egg donor is a challenge in Canada. For those of South Asian descent, it's even harder.

California Cryobank has been at the forefront of LGBTQ+ family formation for decades, embracing our community before others in assisted reproductive technology were ready to step up.

A path to parenthood for gay couples like Luis and me is a reality and a social need. Curiously, when we explained that we wanted to be parents of a baby born with our genes, everyone asked why we did not adopt.

At the time, I wasn’t in a relationship. I thought, ‘What would it look like if I had kids on my own?’ That felt a little bit scary, but there wasn’t a huge reason to wait.

We often will do egg freezing before someone starts chemotherapy, because chemotherapy can wipe out and affect the quality of their eggs down the road…it’s almost like insurance backup plan.

In the United States, egg sales are not taxed because they are part of medical treatment. It should be the same in Canada.

After the births of my babies in the ’70s, the umbilical cord was trashed. But these days the blood inside can be preserved in a bank. It contains stem cells with the potential to save the lives of patients with leukemia, lymphoma or sickle cell disease.

A technique using umbilical cord blood stem cells could be a promising new approach for repair of cleft palate in infants.

 

The trial’s first phase showed promising results for the children with autism who participated in the study. About 70% of the children improved getting their own cord blood.

We're going to inject stem cells into the right ventricle [of the heart]. The hope is that this will delay or even prevent heart failure in this subset of patients.

The goal was to see whether a transfusion of their own umbilical cord blood stem cells could help treat their autism. The results were impressive: more than two-thirds of the children showed reported improvements.

The improvement in the heart’s ability to pump blood was also four times greater in the stem cell patients, in comparison with the control group, after 12 months.