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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...

2014-06-05 08:28:12

EYSINS, Switzerland, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In line with its mission of market innovator, Biosafe is proud to announce the launch of the SepaMax multiprocessing device, on the occasion of the International Cord Blood Symposium in San Francisco. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140407/679480 ) SepaMax is designed for high throughput cell processing. Based on Biosafe's industry-leading Sepax technology, it offers six processing modules in a...

2014-06-04 23:06:47

Insception Lifebank, Canada's largest cord blood program, now offers expecting parents the option to bank a section of the actual umbilical cord tissue, in addition to banking cord blood. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Insception Lifebank, Canada's largest cord blood program, now offers expecting parents the option to bank a section of the actual umbilical cord tissue, in addition to banking cord blood. "With exciting developments in stem cell research, scientists...

2014-05-27 12:33:02

Americord Yields 60% More CD34+ Stem Cells, 54% More Cord Blood, and 34% Higher TNC Than Competitors NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord announced today that its cord blood stem cell collection statistics beat the cord blood banking industry averages by significant margins across three critical measures. An in-depth analysis of collection samples through March 31, 2014 revealed that Americord collects 60% more CD34+ stem cells, 54% higher volume, and 34% higher total...

2014-05-16 12:27:11

Abstract Presented at ASPHO Conference by Americord's Medical Director Dr. Robert Dracker NEW YORK, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Breakthrough technology that harvests stem cells from the placenta was presented in an abstract written by Dr. Robert A. Dracker, Americord's Executive Medical Director, at the 27(th) annual meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO). The new stem cell harvesting technology enables parents to collect as many as twice the...

2014-05-12 16:28:31

Partnership between two preeminent institutions serving the Midwest and Northeast will bring synergies in blood and laboratory services, medical programs, cell therapies and research KANSAS CITY, Mo. and NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City (CBC) and New York Blood Center (NYBC) announced today that they are combining their operations to create one of the leading blood centers serving patients and hospitals in the Northeast...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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