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Oct 2016 Commerical banks are NOT the dominant source of 2015 funding for Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.