CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 12, 2021 — Editas Medicine, Inc. (Nasdaq: EDIT), a genome editing company, announced preclinical data on its progress in the development of novel engineered induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived natural killer cells (iNKs) for the treatment of cancer. In the presentation, the Company showed a new method to achieve high-levels of expression of CD16 and Interleukin-15 (IL-15) in iNK cells by using the Company’s proprietary CRISPR/Cas12a-mediated SLEEK (SeLection by Essential-gene Exon Knock-in) technology to simultaneously knock-in both functional genes. The modifications resulted in improved serial tumor killing and dramatically increased NK cell persistence. [Read more…]
Because cord blood present within a newborn’s umbilical is rich with stem cells, it can be collected and stored for future medical use.
Cord blood and tissue banking is the collection and preservation of the valuable cells within the umbilical cord of a newborn for future medical use. For both therapeutic and financial reasons, the cord blood industry has been witnessing record levels of M&A activity in recent years. Today, more than 70% of the global cord blood market is controlled by the world’s 12 largest cord blood banking operators. [Read more…]
ReeLabs is a leading cord blood bank in India. Cord blood banking in this region is of historic importance, because India has an astounding population of 1.4 billion. Representing 18% of the global population, nearly one-in-five people lives in India, placing it head-to-head with China as the world’s most populous country. India’s population growth is fueled by a birth rate (19 births/1,000 population) that substantially exceeds its death rate (7.3 deaths/1,000 population).
If you’re involved with cord blood banking, then you need to pay attention to this enormous and rapidly growing consumer market. In this interview with Dr. Abhijit Bopardikar, Director of ReeLabs, he explains the rise of cord blood banking within India and discusses the importance of pairing stem cell therapy and research applications with stem cell storage services.
Altamonte Springs, FL, October 29, 2021 — Cord for Life®, a full-service cord blood bank with over 25 years of experience, today announced plans to conduct a clinical trial to treat lower back pain arising from the Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) using a biological therapeutic derived from umbilical cord blood. [Read more…]
The cost of cord blood banking is extremely affordable due to heated competition. Families now have more options to choose from than ever before.
Cord blood banking is becoming an increasingly common practice. More and more, new parents are becoming aware of the benefits of storing their newborn’s umbilical cord blood – a rich source of stem cells that can be used for life-saving medical treatment in the future. However, the biggest barrier for many families, has been the price.