Archive | August, 2009

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Cord Blood Bank Being Built in Ahmedabad, India

Papers have been signed and things are moving ahead between StemCyte Inc, an American company, and Apollo Hospital Enterprises Ltd. This collaboration hopes to bring about a revolution in the treatment of over seventy different types of diseases by introducing ‘plasma depletion’ technology in India. A Memorandum of Understanding between the two companies was signed [...]

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Umbilical Cords – Unlimited Stem Cell Source?

Canadian researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto have found that the umbilical cord, which is usually discarded after the cord blood has been harvested for future use, in fact has the potential to become a “virtually inexhaustible” source of mesenchymal stem cells that could help researchers avoid the ethical debate surrounding embryonic stem cells. [...]

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Texas Cord Blood Bank Receives $9 Million Grant

The Health Resources and Services Administering (HRSA) recently awarded a $9 million grant to the cord blood bank at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The three-year allocate will endowment the collection, processing and storage of umbilical cord blood at M. D. Anderson to be entered in the National Cord Blood Inventory [...]

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