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Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation logo
Oct 2016   Commerical banks are NOT the dominant source of 2015 funding for Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation.
Phacilitate 2017 Cell & Gene Therapy World
Oct 2016   The newly launched Phacilitate Cord Blood will be part of Phacilitate Cell & Gene Therapy World in Miami January 2017.
Oct 2016   AmnioChor proposes that amniotic membrane of the placenta (AMP) is a paradigm shifter because a single placenta provides multiple doses for now or later, that can be tissue or cellular therapy, can be autologous, matched allogeneic, or allogeneic therapy.


AABB Center for Cellular Therapies
Sep 2016   The AABB Center for Cellular Therapies is launching a new membership benefit for Spanish-speaking individuals who are interested in cellular therapies, including cord blood banking.
Zayed thalassemia patient with brother and stem cell donor Mohammed
Sep 2016   Zayed’s transplant from his brother Mohammed marks the first release of privately stored cord blood stem cells from the UAE to the US.
Sep 2016   AmnioChor has compiled a spreadsheet (available for download) of all tissue products that are currently manufactured from the Amniotic Membrane of the Placenta (AMP).


Institute of Cell Therapy Pancreonecrosis Histology
Aug 2016   The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has approved a cell therapy for pancreonecrosis, a condition with high mortality, that was developed by scientists at the Institute of Cell Therapy. This novel therapy combines the traditional management of pancreonecrosis with infusions of stem cells from cord blood, plus the use of native cord tissue in the surgical intervention for wound drainage and repair.
Electrical Stimulation Induces Myogenic Differentiation of Human Dermal Fibroblasts
Aug 2016   Electrical stimulation plays a role in many regenerative mechanisms, especially neuromuscular disorders. For example electricity can can induce mesenchymal stem cells to become cardiomyocytes. Dr. Genovese's lab is a world leader in the study and application of bioelectric signals for regenerative medicine.


Joanne Kurtzberg, MD
Jul 2016   Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg advocates that the standards of public and private/family cord blood banks should be harmonized into a uniform set of requirements. In this interview with Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation, Dr. Kurtzberg explicitly lists the requirements that she believes family cord blood banks should meet in order to be licensed to operate.
ITxM Institute for Transfusion Medicine
Jul 2016   ITxM has partnered with Be The Match® and Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®) to provide objective educational brochures to assist families in making an informed decision concerning their baby’s cord blood options.