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2014-09-10 16:26:28

SAN BRUNO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- September is designated as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The federal health observance provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of the formidable public health challenges presented by childhood cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children and adolescents ages 1 to 19 years old in the United States. Pediatric patients with blood cancers have diseased...

2014-09-05 08:23:18

HONG KONG, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("CCBC" or the "Company"), China's leading provider of cord blood collection, laboratory testing, hematopoietic stem cell processing, and stem cell storage services, today announced that the Company's Compensation Committee (the "Committee") has approved an allocation of 5,840,000 restricted share units ("RSUs") to be issued to selected members (the "Potential Participants") of the CCBC management team....

2014-08-22 23:05:03

Cryo-Cell International, Inc., the world’s first cord blood bank, announced today that it has provided funding to complete an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) for a FDA approved Phase I clinical trial for patients that have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's) disease using umbilical cord blood cells. Oldsmar, FL (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 This funding was made through an additional investment in Cryo-Cell’s cell therapy research affiliate, Saneron CCEL...

2014-08-21 04:21:13

WASHINGTON, NEW YORK and LONDON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a leading provider of market research, MarketResearch.com is pleased to announce the distribution of a new BioInformant Worldwide, L.L.C. report that found a 21-fold increase (2,100%) in the companies involved in the cord blood banking industry in the past 10 years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132627 BioInformant's latest report, "Complete 2013-14 U.S. Cord Blood Banking Industry Report," explores...

2014-07-31 08:36:26

HONG KONG, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("CCBC" or the "Company"), China's leading provider of cord blood collection, laboratory testing, hematopoietic stem cell processing, and stem cell storage services, today announced that the Company has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission its Annual Report on Form 20-F, which included audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. The Form 20-F can be accessed by...

2014-07-15 12:28:51

Hoskins Joins Leading Doctors to Help Guide Americord's Innovations in Cord Blood Banking NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord announced today that Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, M.D. has joined the company's Advisory Board. Dr. Hoskins is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. She is a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist and a sub-specialist in maternal-fetal medicine, which focuses on...

2014-06-19 08:29:56

SAN BRUNO, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- June 19 is designated as World Sickle Cell Day. The international observance provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of the formidable public health challenge presented by the common, non-malignant blood disorder. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131216/DC33657LOGO-a Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder in which the body produces abnormally shaped red blood cells. The sickled or c-shaped red blood cells can...

2014-06-18 23:09:26

Cryo-Cell International is the first U.S. (for private use only) cord blood bank to receive FACT accreditation for adhering to the most stringent cord blood quality standards set by any internationally recognized, independent accrediting organization. Oldsmar, Fla (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Cryo-Cell International, Inc., the world’s first cord blood bank, announced today that, after demonstrating compliance through an extensive inspection and auditing process with the NETCORD-FACT...

2014-06-14 12:20:28

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Your digital day doesn't have to come to a halt the next time you give blood! You can now stay connected with Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) new, FREE WiFi! Many Memorial Blood Centers' Donor Centers will begin offering free WiFi to blood donors starting on Monday, June 16, 2014. Donors who give the life-saving gift can check email, catch up on the latest news, or Facebook at the following donor centers - Bloomington, Duluth,...

2014-06-11 12:28:59

Americord's Significant Investment in Brooklyn Will Create New Jobs in New York NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord announced today that it will expand its presence in New York as a result of START-UP NY, an initiative that creates tax-free areas across New York State. Under the program, Americord will invest more than $402,000 toward a new research and development laboratory and spur the creation of new jobs. "We are thrilled to be among the first companies to take...


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