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2013-11-06 12:28:08

Americord applauds advancement of new stem cell expansion technology NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A few weeks ago, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) announced promising results in a new approach to improving the success of cord blood stem cell transplants. In HCSI's human clinical trial, scientists provided stem cell transplants to 12 patients using cord blood stem cells that had been treated with a molecule known as 16-dimethyl prostaglandin E2 (dmPGE2). The molecule...

2013-11-01 23:00:51

Stem cells from AlphaCord labs are being used in vital clinical trials to treat autism, brain injuries, cerebral palsy and even juvenile diabetes. The company is celebrating this accomplishment by offering parents $495 umbilical cord blood processing during the month of November. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 AlphaCord, a private blood bank with over a decade of experience, reached an important milestone. Their laboratories recently released their 495th unit of umbilical cord...

2013-10-17 12:30:40

The placenta: an alternative source for mesenchymal stem cells NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Private umbilical cord blood and tissue banking leader, Americord, announced today that it has validated a revised process for the preservation of mesenchymal stem cells ("MSCs") from placenta tissue. The new method greatly improves the success rate for preserving viable MSCs from Placenta Tissue, a service first developed in 2012. MSCs are particularly valuable because of their...

2013-10-09 11:39:15

New method for improving cord blood transplant success Starting with a discovery in zebrafish in 2007, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have published initial results of a Phase Ib human clinical trial of a therapeutic that has the potential to improve the success of blood stem cell transplantation. This marks the first time, just nine short years after Harvard's major commitment to stem cell biology, that investigators have carried a discovery from the lab bench to the...

2013-10-07 16:24:49

Company Uncovers Reports Of Unethical Marketing Practices Similar To Those Now Classified As Illegal In The Pharmaceutical Industry NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When the U.S. Department of Justice announced in April that it was filing a civil false claims lawsuit against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. for alleged kickbacks paid by the company to health care providers; Americord's management exchanged knowing looks with one another. They are all too familiar with the...

2013-10-04 08:23:36

HONG KONG, Oct. 4, 2013 /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 will hold its 2013 annual general meeting of shareholders at its Hong Kong office at 48/F, Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, at 9:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time on December 16, 2013 (8:00 a.m....

2013-10-02 23:26:20

Auburn Study Shows Super 7+ to Be Faster/More Cost Effective Than Seven Percent Tincture of Iodine Madison, WI (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 At the World Dairy Expo, Innovacyn Inc. today announced the launch of Super 7+ Navel Dip, an umbilical cord dry-out and protective solution for newborn animals. The iodine-free formula of alkaline electrolyzed water speeds the drying process and protects the umbilical cord. Super 7+ comes in two sizes - a gallon jug and a pint trigger bottle, and can be...

2013-09-29 20:20:35

HONG KONG, Sept. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 Mr. Jeremy Yee has resigned as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company and member of the Compensation Committee, effective immediately. The Company understands that, as the CEO of Cordlife Group...

2013-09-26 16:26:39

ReportsnReports.com offers Complete 2013-14 U.S. Cord Blood Banking Industry Report on cord blood banking market - one of the fastest growing industries in the world DALLAS, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There is a 2100% increase in the companies involved in the cord blood banking industry in less than a ten-year period, globally. Within the United States, cord blood banks have appeared in nearly every state. Furthermore, the U.S. cord blood banking industry is the most...

2013-09-23 12:26:45

DISCOVERY TO BEGIN IN TRADEMARK OPPOSITION CASE BROUGHT BY CORD BLOOD REGISTRY AGAINST AMERICORD NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery is set to begin on September 25(th) in a trademark opposition case brought by Cord Blood Registry against rival private cord blood bank Americord. Americord has enjoyed a considerable jump in cord blood sales and market share during 2012, boasting year-over-year revenue growth of over 1,200%. In the case, which was brought before the...