On June 29, 2015, AMAG Pharmaceuticals released news that reverberated throughout the cord blood banking industry worldwide, announcing that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cord Blood Registry (CBR®) for $700 million. The acquisition is expected to close during the third-quarter of 2015, based on regulatory approvals and execution of agreed upon terms and conditions.
Direct Participants in the Cord Blood Deal
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in San Bruno, California, Cord Blood Registry® is the largest cord blood bank in the United States and the world. CBR® currently stores over 500,000 preserved cord blood and cord tissue units, which is substantially more than its nearest competitor, ViaCord, which has approximately 350,000 units stored. [Read more…]