Cord blood banking is defined as the collection and storage of stem cells present within the umbilical cord blood of a newborn for future medical use. Umbilical cord blood is rich in a type of stem cell known as a hematopoietic stem cell (HSC). A large market for the storage of these cells has come into existence over the past 30 years, with public and private cord blood banks now present in all major healthcare markets worldwide. [Read more…]
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Nov. 19, 2018— Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL), a market leader in automated cell processing and point-of-care, autologous cell-based therapies, today announced that its device subsidiary, ThermoGenesis® Corp., has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its proprietary AXP® II AutoXpress® Platform (AXP II) for clinical blood banking.
The AXP II, in combination with the Company’s companion, single-use, cell separation set provides automated, rapid and reliable harvest of stem and progenitor cells from collected units of umbilical cord blood in a “functionally-closed” sterile system. [Read more…]
Regenerative medicine has continued to increase the list of uses of stem cells in treating diseases. Different kinds of diseases, disorders, and injuries have been successfully treated with stem cell therapy, while treatment for other diseases continues to undergo clinical trials using different types of stem cells. Find out more about the uses of stem cells across a wide variety of medical disorders.
In this article:
- Current Uses of Stem Cells
- Potential Uses for Stem Cells
Treatment for autism is an increasingly important pursuit, as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates:
- 1 in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) [Read article]
- Autism occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. [Read article]
- Studies in Asia, Europe, and North America have identified ASD to have a prevalence rate of between 1% and 2%. [Data table]
With autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affecting between 1-2% of the population, the condition is becoming of increasing importance and a treatment for autism is becoming a highly sought-after medical breakthrough.
In this article:
- No Cure for Autism Yet
- What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
- What Causes Autism?
- How Can Stem Cell Therapy Help Combat Autism?
- What Is the Stem Cell for Autism Process Like?
- Are There Risks Involved?
- How Close Are We to This Treatment for Autism?
The cord blood industry came into existence in the early 1990’s with the formation of several leading cord blood banks in the U.S., followed by the formation of cord blood banks across the globe. It has now been almost 40 years since it was first proposed that stem and progenitor cells were present in human cord blood, so the question is, what will the next 40 years hold for the cord blood banking industry?
The last few years have been marked by substantial change, as explored below. [Read more…]