The cord blood industry came into existence in the early 1990’s with the formation of several cord blood banks in the U.S. and worldwide. It has been 40 years since it was first proposed that stem and progenitor cells were present in human cord blood. [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.
The Best Cord Blood Bank of 2023: Which One Should You Choose?
After choosing a name for your newborn, the next decision you’ll need to make is whether or not you want to save their cord blood. It’s a choice you will need to make swiftly, as the window to successfully store your child’s cord blood and cord tissue is a relatively small one.
While there is a lot of information available for expecting parents, sifting through all the options to find the best cord blood bank can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not exactly familiar with all the terms and technology. [Read more…]
ImmuneBridge Raises $12M from M Ventures and Insight Partners to Advance Cord Blood-Derived NK Cell Immunotherapies
Biotech company taps into human diversity for next-generation NK cell therapies
SAN FRANCISCO–ImmuneBridge, a biotechnology company using nature’s innate intelligence to fight cancer, today announced the close of an oversubscribed $12 million seed financing co-led by global investors Insight Partners and M Ventures, the strategic, corporate venture capital arm of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. One Way Ventures and Gaingels also participated. Cheryl Zimberlin, Investment Director at M Ventures, and Dylan Morris, Managing Director at Insight Partners have joined ImmuneBridge’s Board of Directors. [Read more…]
iPSirius Granted Second American Patent for Innovative IPVAC Cancer Vaccine Technology
Paris, March 7 2023 – iPSirius, a leading biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative immunotherapies, announced that it has been granted its second American patent for a novel technology that enables the production of ‘off-the-shelf’ cancer vaccines from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). [Read more…]
How the MSC Market is Coming of Age in 2023
MSCs are a class of multipotent cells that are readily found in umbilical cord tissue, adipose tissue, bone marrow, dental pulp, and periosteum (a type of connective tissue that envelops bone). These cells are often called by other names as well, such as Medicinal Signaling Cells, Mesenchymal Stromal Cells, Marrow Stromal Cells, and Mesenchymal Stem Cells, despite much controversy in the field about using this term. [Read more…]
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