Over the past 30 years, cord blood and cord tissue have gained popularity and commercial traction due to the valuable stem cells they contain. According to ClinicalTrials.gov, there are approximately 1,300 clinical trials evaluating the use of cord blood and tissue-derived cells. These studies typically leverage unmanipulated whole cord blood (total nucleated cells/TNC), mononuclear cells (MNC), or cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). [Read more…]
Cord blood is the blood present in the umbilical cord and placenta after the delivery of a newborn. Before the birth of the baby, stem cells and immune cells are transferred from the mother to the fetus in order to boost the immune systems of the mother and baby in preparation for labor. Thus, at the time of delivery, the blood in the umbilical cord is a rich source of stem cells and other cells of the immune system. [Read more…]
CBR to Provide Umbilical Cord-Derived Cellular Material to NantKwest for additional COVID-19 Clinical Trials Utilizing MSC Therapy
Los Angeles, Calif., and El Segundo, Calif., August 10, 2020 – CBR® by Generate Life Sciences, the world’s largest private newborn stem cell bank, and NantKwest (Nasdaq: NK), a clinical-stage, natural killer cell-based immunotherapy company, announced a collaboration to develop a COVID-19 treatment leveraging newborn stem cells. CBR will provide research-donated umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to NantKwest for efficient and robust expansion utilizing their proprietary modular, closed bioreactor system from NantKwest affiliate ImmunityBio, Inc. [Read more…]
Sema4 collaborated with CBR to launch ReadyGen™, a genetic screening test that analyzes a child’s DNA for 200+ conditions.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2019 — CBR, the global leader in newborn stem cell banking, has announced a new genetic service developed over the past couple of years as part of a strategic alliance with Sema4. As a patient-centered health intelligence company and leading innovator within the genomic testing industry, Sema4 collaborated with CBR to launch ReadyGen™, a highly accurate genetic screening test that analyzes a child’s DNA for more than 200 conditions that can affect children before the age of 10. [Read more…]