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2011-07-05 04:30:00

LAS VEGAS, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI) announced today it has entered into an agreement with Regence (www.regence.com/index.jsp) to offer the storage of umbilical cord blood to members of its BlueCross and BlueShield plans in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington at a discount rate consistent with its other BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) licensee contracts. The partnership gives Regence members considering cord blood banking access to...

2011-06-21 05:00:00

BOTHELL, Wash., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: BLFS), a leading developer and manufacturer of clinical grade biopreservation media products for cells and tissues, today announced that it has become the leading supplier of pre-formulated GMP cryopreservation media for umbilical cord blood stem cells, a key segment of the Company's strategic biobanking market. BioLife Solutions, which will be exhibiting at the 9th Annual International Umbilical Cord Blood...

2011-06-13 11:09:00

'Novel' Reality Program Aims to Boost Breast Cancer, Leukemia Awareness...and Recruit New Bone Marrow Donors NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A legal thriller which tells the true story of a woman who battled breast cancer, then leukemia, and finally got a successful bone marrow transplant is being used to educate the public about the constant need for bone marrow donors. "The Matriarchs," a novel now available in Amazon® print and...

2011-06-03 05:00:00

HONG KONG, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("the Company") today announced its plan to release financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal year 2011 on Friday, June 10, 2011, after market close in the US. The Company will hold a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET on Monday, June 13, 2011 to discuss its financial performance and give a brief overview of the Company's recent developments, followed by a question and...

2011-04-27 08:00:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoGenesis Corp. (NASDAQ: KOOL), a leading supplier of innovative products and services that process and store adult stems cells, said BoyaLife, a major stem cell bank in China, has become the largest operating cord blood banking organization in the country to commit to the implementation of its AXP® AutoXpress(TM) (AXP) and BioArchive® Systems used to process and store stem cells from cord blood....

2011-04-18 10:30:00

SAN BRUNO, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood Registry (CBR), the global leader in family cord blood banking services, announced its support of legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Wally Herger (R-CA) and Ron Kind (D-WI), called "The Family Cord Blood Banking Act." This important legislation would amend the IRS Code to allow individuals and couples to use flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), health reimbursement arrangements (HRA) or...

2011-04-18 08:15:00

NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord Registry, a pioneer in umbilical cord blood and placenta stem cell preservation, today announced a new program to assist families in need. Through the "Bank One, Give One" program, Americord will donate cord blood stem cell collection and storage services to select underprivileged families in the New York area for every new client who enrolls in Americord's cord blood banking program during April and May 2011. (Logo:...

2011-03-28 04:04:00

LAS VEGAS and CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), announced today it has entered into an agreement with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and is now offering the storage of umbilical cord blood at a discount rate as consistent with its other BCBS licensee contracts. Total enrollment for BlueCross is 3 million, with more than half located in Tennessee. Members can also enroll in Cord Blood America's "Afford-A-Cord"...

2011-03-21 12:42:00

COVINA, Calif., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- California-based StemCyte, Inc. announces the launch of www.cordbloodtv.com, a first-of-its-kind video cord blood banking education resource. StemCyte offers this comprehensive educational tool that allows audiences worldwide to watch and learn about private and public cord blood banking options and the latest in medical research and treatments that use umbilical cord blood stem cells. "StemCyte is pleased to offer our worldwide audience...

2011-03-15 10:10:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) today announced details of its agreement with Ridgeview Medical Center to continue as the primary provider of blood products and advanced scientific laboratory services to the Waconia facility. The renewed contract extends the Ridgeview and Memorial Blood Centers partnership through 2013, and adds provisions for servicing the just-opened Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska -- a state-of-the-art...


Word of the Day
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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