In August 2014, CarePilot USA, based in Newport Beach, California, announced a collaboration with the “Cord for Life” storage program offered by Lifeforce Cryobanks, a company based in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Through this partnership, CarePilot is now offering significant discounts on the collection, processing, and storage of newborn umbilical cord blood. Specifically, CarePilot is offering two, six, and 21-year storage plans at major discounts relative to the market rates offered by the “Cord for Life” program. [Read more…]
Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a well-characterized population of adult stem cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types (chondrocytes, osteoblasts, adipocytes, myocytes, and more).
Do You Know the Top 5 Stem Cell Influencers on Twitter?
Twitter is one of the most widely used social media platforms that exists. There are now 316 million monthly active users and 500 million Tweets sent per day, according to Twitter’s company statistics. In fact, every single minute of the day, there are nearly 350,000 Tweets posted to Twitter. Importantly, it is now one of the 9th most most visited website in the world, according to Alexa, an Amazon company that ranks relative traffic for websites. Within the United States, Twitter is the 8th most visited website, an absolutely incredible feat. [Read more…]
In the past twelve months, regenerative medicine investments gained momentum, as new and promising clinical data got released. The momentum has been growing in recent years, enabling the cell therapy and genome editing sectors to evolve into a global industry.
The mesenchymal stem cell industry is well-known for its shifting dynamics, including new alliances, new research advances and innovations. Every month there are major new events that affect market participants.
While it may be possible to stay informed about mesenchymal stem cell industry news in your region, it can be more difficult to track changes on a global scale. For that reason, the following is a summary of significant mesenchymal stem cell industry events for July 2015.
July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month. It is a time during which the importance of cord blood and tissue stem cells is celebrated. Importantly, hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from cord blood can now be used to treat more than 80 diseases and conditions. Mesenchymal stem cells present in cord tissue are also being explored in a wide range of clinical trials.
Cord Blood Awareness
There are three primary categories of people who need to increase their awareness about the importance of cord blood stem cells. These categories include:
- Expectant (pregnant) parents
- Extended support networks for parents, including brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends
- Medical practitioners, including nurses and Ob/Gyns