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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...

2011-02-27 00:01:41

Miami's First and Only Cord Blood Processing and Cryogenic Storage & Laboratory Aims to Increase Stem Cell Access & Therapies for Patients of African, Asian, Hispanic and Native American Indian Descent Miami, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) February 25, 2011 GeneCell International, an international leader in the processing and preservation of umbilical cord blood stem cells, announced today that it seeks to address the shortage of cord blood available for minority patients. The company, which...

2011-02-22 05:02:00

HONG KONG, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("CCBC" or "the Company") today announced its plan to release financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal year 2011 on Monday, February 28, 2011, after market close in the US. The Company will hold a teleconference at 8:00 p.m. ET on Monday, February 28, 2011 to discuss its financial performance and give a brief overview of the Company's recent developments,...

2011-02-22 05:01:00

HONG KONG, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("CCBC" or "the Company"), the first and largest cord blood banking operator in China, today announced the results of its 2010 Annual General Meeting, which was held on February 18, 2011, in Hong Kong. At the Annual General Meeting, shareholders elected Albert Chen and Mark Chen to serve on the Board of Directors until the 2013 annual general meeting of the Company or until their respective...

2011-02-09 07:47:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord Registry, a pioneer in cord blood and placenta stem cell preservation, is proud to announce that it has obtained a provisional human tissue cord blood banking license from the New York State Department of Health, becoming the first private umbilical cord blood bank headquartered in New York City with the authority to collect umbilical cord blood in the state of New York. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110209/NY44693LOGO )...

2011-01-18 05:00:00

BOTHELL, Wash., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BLFS) announced today that it has significantly increased its financial support for several key organizations in the regenerative medicine industry. The worldwide regenerative medicine market is comprised of nearly 1,000 commercial companies and hospitals, which are developing cell and tissue-based products and therapies to treat cancer, heart disease, diabetes, neurologic disorders, movement...

2011-01-11 08:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth P. Kieffer as the nonprofit's new Vice President of Collections, Recruitment, and Product Planning. Mr. Kieffer, who has been serving as a consultant for Donor Recruitment at Memorial Blood Centers for the past four months, will begin transitioning into his new role immediately. "Bringing Ken's immense talent and experience into our organization and into this...


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