Archive | July, 2009

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Cryobanks International India Sets High Goals


Cryobanks International India, a umbilical cord blood stem cell banking company, has set a target of collecting 20,000 samples nationally within a year, the company CEO C V Nerikar said Thursday. “Already 10,000 samples have been collected so far and another 10,000 would be collected in a year?s time” he told reporters. The company started [...]

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Stem Cell Research and Cerebral Palsy


Cerebral palsy describes a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to nonprogressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cognition, communication, and behaviour, by epilepsy, and by [...]

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How Umbilical Cord Blood is Collected


After the baby is born, the mother releases the placenta. The placenta transfers oxygen and nutrients from the mother’s body to the developing fetus. There are two methods of cord blood collection from the vein in the umbilical cord. Blood can be extracted before the placenta is delivered or after. The ex utero method is [...]

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How Much Does It Cost To Bank Your Baby’s Cord Blood?


While paying for the storage of your baby’s umbilical cord blood in a bank can be somewhat expensive over an extended period of time, it could still save you money in the long run and, more importantly, save your child’s life some day. Generally, private umbilical cord blood banks charge two kinds of fees. The [...]

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Boston’s First Cord Blood Bank


The Brigham and Women’s donation center, which opened in late spring, is the first Umbilical Cord Blood Donation Bank in Boston and has so far collected 130 cord-blood donations. UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and Women & Infants Hospital in Providence are the other two hospitals in New England allow mothers to donate cord [...]

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America Stem Cell Inc Awarded $2.5 M From TX Fund


America Stem Cell announced today that they’ve been awarded $2.5 million from the State of Texas Emerging Technology Fund. This investment will allow the stem cell research company to spped the development of its breakthrough enzyme technology to enhance the homing and engraftment of cord blood stem cells and achieve improved clinical outcomes for cancer [...]

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Stem Cells Generated From Blood


Cellular Dynamics International’s has announced that its researchers have generated stem cells from ordinary human blood samples. Obviously, this could present great potential in the emerging field of stem cell science. Cellular Dynamics is the first company claiming to be able to make stem cells from something as readily available as human blood. “This stuff [...]

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Cord Blood America’s New Management For Stem Cell Laboratory


Cord Blood America announced today it has hired Immunologist Dr. Geoffrey John O’Neill as its new Laboratory Director and Brian Pockett as Vice President of Laboratory Operations. Cord Blood America recently announced it is opening a state-of-the-art laboratory for the storage of multiple stem cell products, including umbilical cord blood stem cells, in Las Vegas, [...]

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Cord Blood America Leases LV Building for Stem Cell Laboratory


Cord Blood America, Inc, one of the largest umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation companies focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and internationally, said today it has signed a lease for a 17,000 square foot building in Las Vegas, Nevada, for a state-of-the-art laboratory for the storage of [...]

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Catholic Church Offers $100,000 Grant For Adult Stem Cell Research


With hopes of contributing to the end of the use of embryos in research, the Catholic Church is offering a $100,000 grant for research into the medical use of adult stem cells. The Sydney Archdiocese announced the grant this week, saying it is still strongly opposed to embryonic stem cell research but approves of the [...]

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