Funding for this research was provided by:
Science and Engineering Research Board
Received: 3 December 2019
Revised: 30 March 2020
Accepted: 17 April 2020
First Online: 19 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Human umbilical cords were collected after full-term births (cesarean or vaginal delivery) with informed consent from the donors following the guidelines as approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) and Institutional Committee for Stem Cell Research and Therapy (IC-SCRT) at IISER, Kolkata, India.
: Not applicable
: No competing financial/non-financial interests exist.