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2011-02-16 07:25:00

MEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a study that was presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting in San Francisco, Biocell Center, the leader in amniotic fluid banking, together with a group of collaborators, confirmed that amniotic fluid collected during the third trimester of pregnancy is a reliable source of stem cells for regenerative medicine and stem cell banking. Amniotic fluid has emerged as one of the most attractive sources of mesenchymal...

2011-01-27 07:30:00

BOSTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Most women know that amniotic fluid is the nourishing and protective liquid that surrounds a growing baby, but are unaware of the potential of amniotic fluid beyond pregnancy. Amniotic fluid contains mesenchymal stem cells, which are at the forefront of medical research, and, if collected and stored, these stem cells may help protect the child throughout their lifetime. Biocell Center, leader in amniotic fluid preservation, is proud to participate in...

2010-07-07 07:20:00

BOSTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Two key focus areas of Biocell Center, the nation's first amniotic fluid stem cell bank, have been recently mentioned among the most important medical discoveries of the last century. Amniocentesis and non-embryonic stem cells were among the list of "Huge Medical Breakthroughs" presented in an article by Althea Chang on Mainstreet.com, produced by TheStreet.com on June 29, 2010. The story highlights some of the most important and influential breakthroughs...

2010-03-08 07:10:00

MEDFORD, Mass., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocell Center Corporation and Caritas Christi Health Care, New England's largest community-based hospital network, and its flagship hospital St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, are pleased to announce the launch of a cryopreservation service for amniotic fluid stem cells obtained during a routine second trimester amniocentesis procedure. According to Dr. Lucy Bayer-Zwirello, Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Caritas Christi and Associate Professor...

2010-02-08 07:20:00

MEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocell Center announced today its further commitment to working with maternal-fetal-medicine doctors by attending the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting. "Biocell Center has been working with perinatologists and Ob/Gyn doctors worldwide for several years," said Kate Torchilin, CEO of Biocell Center Corporation. "We understand the effects that high-risk pregnancy can have on mothers and families and we are hoping to inform...

2010-02-01 07:15:00

MEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Preservation of amniotic fluid stem cells is an innovative technology that recently became available to expecting mothers in the United States with Biocell Center having launched its pioneering service here following its success in Europe. Today, the company announced its collaboration with Innovative Medical Solutions of Valley Stream, NY, a company that offers medical products and solutions to hospitals and the Ob/Gyn marketplace. Innovative...

2009-10-22 09:15:00

MEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- European biotechnology company Biocell Center, the first firm to harvest and preserve amniotic stem cells, announced today that it is expanding its tissue bank and research operations to serve families, medical centers and scientists in the United States. The company officially opened its North American headquarters and laboratory today in Medford Massachusetts, in the heart of the Boston area's biotechnology hub. The company has other facilities...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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