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…]
AUTHOR: Authored by Wendy Roberts, PR Director of Orca Communications Unlimited, LLC.
COMMENT BY BIOINFORMANT: Leading global players within cord blood industry frequently attain their industry dominance through industry collaborations. In the announcement below, released May 11, 2015, CariCord and ClinImmune Labs announce a major industry partnership that will study the survivability of umbilical cord blood stem cells under micro gravity (Micro-G) simulation.
CariCord, a private stem cell bank at the University of Colorado, is a FDA-licensed cord blood manufacturer that has processed nearly 9,000 cord blood units and released 700+ for transplantation across 150+ hospitals worldwide. While CariCord is not as substantial in size as other key players within the U.S. cord blood industry (most notably Cord Blood Registry, ViaCord, and Cryo-Cell, respectively) the company is positioning itself for increased visibility and growth through this strategic collaboration. [Read more…]