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CSCC has built a brand new lab at their headquarters in Gilbert, Arizona, outside Phoenix The laboratory operates to cellular Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards, comparable to the pharmaceutical industry, and consistent with the CSCC goals to develop and deliver cardiac therapy based on cellular products.
Dr. Nabil Dib, Medical Director of the Celebration Stem Cell Centre, has nearly twenty years of experience in adult stem cell therapy and clinical research. Dr. Dib performed the first worldwide experiment to demonstrate the feasibility of stem cell transplantation using 3-D catheter guidance in February 2000, and a few months later he implanted the first patient with stem cell therapy. In 2004, he obtained the first FDA approval in the United States for stem cell transplantation for patients with heart failure and heart attack using the 3-D catheter guidance technology, a minimally invasive procedure. Dr. Dib also authored a book on the topic titled, Stem Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering for Cardiovascular Repair.
CSCC is currently collecting cord blood donations from about 20 hospitals in the Phoenix area. They have applied to list their donations on the NMDP registry. They are also listing transplant-quality collections on the CordMatch registry, and donations that do not qualify for transplant will be used for research.